Gardening Lecture Series Starts March 25

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, in partnership with the Ohio County Master Gardeners, presents its 2019 “Public Gardening Lecture Series” line-up.

To kick off the program series March 25, “Ticks & Lyme Disease” will feature local veterinarian Dr. Karl E. Yurko, and medical experts Dr. Thomas Wack Jr. and Howard P. Gamble, administrator of the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department, as they discuss prevention, risk, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for both humans and pets.

Attendees can increase their awareness of ticks and the Lyme disease they can transmit during this informative program.

The Public Gardening Lecture Series continues through the spring with “Beneficial Birds & Insects” and its complementary, hands-on “Building Bird Houses” workshop, along with “The Buzz on Bees” program. Ending the series will be another lecture and workshop pairing, with “Bats” and “Building Bat Boxes.”

The complete schedule is as follows:

∫ Monday, March 25, 6:30-8 p.m.: Ticks & Lyme Disease

∫ Monday, April 29, 7-8 p.m.: Beneficial Birds & Insects

∫ Saturday, May 4, 9-11 a.m.: Building Bird Houses

∫ Monday, May 13, 7-8 p.m.: The Buzz on Bees

∫ Monday, August 19, 7-8 p.m.: Bats

∫ Saturday, August 24, 9-11 a.m.: Building Bat Boxes

There is a cost of per person for each workshop. Light refreshments will be served at each lecture.

All programs meet at the Schrader Environmental Education Center, located within Oglebay Park. For details and registration, please call the Schrader Center at 304-242-6855 or visit


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