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Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center

340 Smith Rd

Shirley, NY 11967

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This is a continuing education workshop for all landscape professionals that must manage for nuisance wildlife. Deer, ticks, rabbits, voles, woodchucks, and many other critters are part of our ornamental landscape whether we like it or not. This workshop will inform you of design and landscape management tactics to keep the critters at bay and your plants thriving and blooming.



**Pre-registration is required as seating is limited.Registration is limited to 40 attendees**

No walk-ins. No refunds after July 11th. This event will occur rain or shine.

Parking is available in the Visitor Center parking lot. Car-pooling is encouraged since the parking lot is small.

Program

8:00 – 8:45 Sign-in, Coffee and Refreshments

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome and Announcements--Mina Vescera, Nursery & Landscape Specialist, CCE-Suffolk

9:00 – 10:00 AM Dealing with Critters in the Landscape--Lynn Braband, Community IPM Educator, NYS IPM Cornell University

This presentation will address the legal framework and management of damage caused by wildlife (more technically, vertebrates) in landscape and commercial properties. Identification and relevant basic biology of species such as voles, woodchucks, moles, deer, rabbits, and geese will be discussed. Cultural practices, pesticide use, and other management techniques will be described.

10:00 – 11:00 Unpalatable Plants for Deer--Mark Bridgen, Ph.D., Director, Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center

There is hope for gardens that are under attack by deer because there are ornamental plants that deer will not eat. For the past 30 years Dr. Bridgen has scientifically tested many plants in his home gardens that have heavy deer pressure. He has a list of plants that deer do not like to eat and are tried and true for this region.

11:15 – 12:15 PM Tick Populations, Management, and the Association with White-Tailed Deer Overabundance--Moses Cucura, M.S., Entomologist, Suffolk County Vector Control

The presentation will begin with a brief review of tick biology, surveillance, and its importance when conducting managing efforts. Various tick management strategies will be reviewed along with various commercially applied products and their efficacy levels. Part two will review the biology of the white-tailed deer and its close association with deer and lone star tick populations. Additional tick management strategies that focus on or around white-tailed deer will be reviewed. This section will also detail the environmental degradation or symptoms caused by white-tailed deer overabundance.

12:15 – 1:15 LUNCH included with registration

1:15 – 2:30 Nuisance Wildlife in the Managed Landscape: Don't Just Pout, HERL Them Out--Joyann Cirigliano, Native Plant/Habitat Consultant, National/NYC/NY Audubon Societies;
Horticulturalist, Atlantic Nurseries, Dix Hills, NY

Deer, moles, mice, voles, opossums, rats, raccoons, bats, and of course all of those pesky insects, are all part of the local ecosystem and food web that we need and rely on. Learn how to apply simple solutions and use UGA Cooperative Extension's HERL 4 step Management Procedure to keep nuisance wildlife at bay. HERL stands for 1) Habitat Modification/Harassment, 2) Exclusion, 3) Repellent, and 4) Last Resort (Lethal means).

2:30 – 2:45 SHORT BREAK

2:45 – 4:00 PM Two Concurrent Sessions to Close the Day!

Walking Tour of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Biologist Monica Williams (45 minutes)

This 2,550-acre refuge on the south shore of Long Island is rich in wetland and woodland habitat. Take a 2-mile guided stroll along a shaded path to experience Long Island’s scenic and serene wildlife refuge. Participants can check out the Tick Talk demos once they’re done with the walking tour.

Tick Talk with Tamson Yeh of CCE-Suffolk (1 hr 15 minutes of hands-on demos)

Get to know the ticks in our area and how to scout for them, and how to properly protect yourself as well. Tamson will additionally debunk myths about products that are ineffective repellants and other urban tick folklore. Microscopes will be on hand to get up close and personal with the various tick species so if you have one (or a few) you want to identify, bring it along!

4:00 – 4:15 PM Closing remarks and distribution of credits.

Continuing Education Credits

Attendees interested in earning CEUs are required to sign an attendance sheet either before the start of each session or at the end. Sign-in sheets for LA and pesticide recert. credits will be removed after the welcome and introductory remarks. A certificate of attendance is given at the end of each session. If the sign-in sheet has been removed, you will not be given a certificate of attendance.

LA Credits: This program offers 5.5 hours* of NYSED continuing education credit hours under the subjects of horticulture and sustainable site design.

*AM Session: 3 hours toward HSW Courses of Learning. PM Session: 2.5 hours toward Educational Activities.


ISA Arborist: 4.5 credits


CNLP: 5.5 credits


NYS DEC Pesticide Recertification Credits: 5.5 credits in category 3A, and 3 credits in category 8.


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Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center

340 Smith Rd

Shirley, NY 11967

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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