Chainsaw Carver and UF alumnus John Guagenti will be carving during the Rieck Center for Habitat Studies’ fall public open house, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25, beginning at noon.
The University of Findlay’s 55-acre conservation complex is located at 17311 Township Road 166 between Findlay and Arlington. Its natural habitats provide hands-on learning for students, and the possibility for other innovative uses. To learn more about it, visit www.rieckcenter.org and https://www.findlay.edu/sciences/biology/The-Rieck-Center.
Guagenti, a talented Bluffton artist who operates On Track Carvings, LLC, will be carving a bird-themed sculpture from the Center’s once-beautiful ash tree that was located just behind its bird houses and in front of the bird room window. A story about Guagenti, with accompanying video, can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/ovlhjaf.
Information about the Center’s blue bird project, reinvigorated by Dave Patrickson, and Jim and Elaine LaFleuer and their family, will also be available at the open house. The project has included adding blue bird houses on site and monitoring them during the nesting and hatching seasons.
Refreshments will be served at the free open house. All from the community are invited to explore the Rieck Center and all that its grounds have to offer.
For more information on UF’s Rieck Center for Habitat studies, contact Ben Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, at (419) 434-5530 or at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Dwight Moody, Ed.D., College of Science adjunct professor, at email@example.com.