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Parasitoid wasps, natural enemies of the EAB, will again be released at The Arboretum to combat the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has battled this borer in Ohio since 2003 by increasing detection ability, improving regulations, and doing public outreach.  Staff from the USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will share a brief update on the insect's status in Ohio and discuss new biological control opportunities before going outside to release the wasps.  Adults and/or larvae will be released during the program.  These are stingless wasps, very small, and there is no chance of anyone being stung.

 

This program is free to attend but registration is recommended.

 

When

  • August 17, 2018
    5:00pm - 6:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Come explore The Arboretum at night and learn about the many nocturnal creatures that call it home.  Discover interesting information about bats, owls and flying squirrels and learn to separate the facts from myths.  The program concludes with a hike to look and listen for these night-loving critters throughout the Deep Woods, using specialized equipment, such as The Arboretum's electronic bat detector.

 

When

  • August 17, 2018
    8:30pm - 10:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders Beman and Bertie Dawes.  See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family.  A house highlight is the "Rathskeller," a basement area that displays shovels used by over 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their signatures on the ceiling.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center; please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • August 18, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • August 18, 2018
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Daweswood House Museum

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What

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of forestry at The Arboretum.  The History Center is open Saturday and Sunday from April 7 to October 28.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • August 18, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

The History Center

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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What

The Arboretum Archivist will demonstrate techniques that focus on the needs of a typical family's historic textile collections. Such items include quilts, flags, wedding dresses, baby clothes, hats, shoes, and purses. Participants will learn how to properly store and care for their textile collections, as well as have a behind-the-scenes look at some of the historic textiles in the Arboretum’s archival collections. Participants are encouraged to bring small items (no more than 2, no larger than 2x2' folded) that have specific preservation needs. Participants will take home an archival kit including an information sheet, muslin, archival tissue, artifact tags, white gloves, and a pencil.

When

  • August 18, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders Beman and Bertie Dawes.  See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family.  A house highlight is the "Rathskeller," a basement area that displays shovels used by over 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their signatures on the ceiling.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center; please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • August 19, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • August 19, 2018
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Daweswood House Museum

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What

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of forestry at The Arboretum.  The History Center is open Saturday and Sunday from April 7 to October 28.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • August 19, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

The History Center

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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What

Looking for a new experience?  It’s hard to believe, but at night, when exposed to black light, some caterpillars glow!  These glowing beauties can also be photographed.  Participants will meet on the Visitors Center deck to be shuttled to a unique outlying property. From there we will explore along woodland trails and field edges with black light flashlights to not only find what glows but identify them as well.

 

When

  • August 24, 2018
    8:30pm - 10:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders Beman and Bertie Dawes.  See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family.  A house highlight is the "Rathskeller," a basement area that displays shovels used by over 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their signatures on the ceiling.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center; please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • August 25, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • August 25, 2018
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Daweswood House Museum

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What

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of forestry at The Arboretum.  The History Center is open Saturday and Sunday from April 7 to October 28.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • August 25, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

The History Center

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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