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  1. New Insight on Pollinators May Aid Strawberry Production

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/new-insight-pollinators-may-aid-strawberry-production

    May 22, 2002 TROY, Ohio- A steady rainfall soaks strawberry fields in this town just outside of Dayton, but the weather doesn't deter Ohio State University entomologists from trekking through standing water and mud to record the growth progression of ...

  2. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Worm Do Do Doo, Worm Da Da Da (for the Week of April 6, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-worm-do-do-doo-worm-da-da-da-week-april-6-2008

    April 3, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: What's the stuff that comes out of the back end of a worm called? A. Is this a trick question? Yes? No? No? OK. The stuff that comes from a worm's back end indeed has an actual name. In fact it has a couple of them. A ...

  3. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Your Home, Where Giant Buffalo Once Roamed (for the Week of Sept. 2, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-your-home-where-giant-buffalo-once-roamed-week-sept-2-0

    August 29, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: The mammoth. The mastodon. The saber-toother tiger. Where'd they live? Where'd they go? A.: They lived in North America (and, in some cases, in other places, too) until the end of the Ice Age: about 10,000 years ago ...

  4. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Why Katy Doesn't (for the Week of Aug. 12, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-why-katy-doesnt-week-aug-12-2007-0

    August 9, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: I know how katydids make that sound. [See last week.] What does it mean when they do it then stop? A. In scary movies, it means one thing: Bigfoot! Ahhh! But of course those sorts of movies aren't real. Nor is Bigfoot. At ...

  5. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Who Else Needs the Arctic? (for the Week of Jan. 13, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-who-else-needs-arctic-week-jan-13-2007-0

    January 16, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: What about other Arctic animals? If the ice cap melts, what will it mean to them? A.: Certain seals — ringed, ribbon and bearded seals — need sea ice. They give birth to and nurse their pups on it. They rest on it. They hunt ...

  6. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: When, Why Geese Act Crazy (for the Week of May 13, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-when-why-geese-act-crazy-week-may-13-2007-0

    May 4, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Why do some Canada geese act so crazy? A. You mean like honking at you? Hissing at you? Maybe even chasing you and trying to bite you or whack you with its wings? That is crazy. Or so it might seem to you and me. But to the Canad ...

  7. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: When Raccoons Want Your Corn (for the Week of May 6, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-when-raccoons-want-your-corn-week-may-6-2007-0

    May 1, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Every spring we plant sweet corn in our garden. And every summer, right before we pick it, it gets eaten up by raccoons. What can we do? A. Two things: One, try an electric fence. Get a solar or plug-in fence charger. Set up one ...

  8. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: What Katy Did (for the Week of Aug. 5, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-what-katy-did-week-aug-5-2007-0

    August 5, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: How do katydids make that sound? A. Try this on a hot summer night: Open a window. Or step outside on your porch, deck or doorstep. Listen. You'll probably hear some crickets chirping. And, if you're lucky, you' ...

  9. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Using Your Nurdle (for the Week of May 10, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-using-your-nurdle-week-may-10-2009-0

    May 10, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: What's a nurdle?   A. Nothing. What's a nurdle with you? Q. I'm thinking that isn't funny. A. You're right. OK. This. Nurdle: a small, round plastic pellet the size and shape of a pea, more or less. If y ...

  10. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Under a Squirrel's Parasol (for the Week of April 26, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-under-squirrels-parasol-week-april-26-2009-0

    April 26, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: I like squirrels.   A. You mentioned that. Q. And their tails. A. Me too. Q. And how they use them as umbrellas. A. And parasols — a parasol being a kind of umbrella. It's light and sometimes frilly. You use it to keep th ...

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