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Knowledge & Confidence in the Palm of Your Hand

By Connie O’Connor Here’s a confession: I sometimes dread “what’s this” questions when leading a hike. When I teach Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist students, they express similar concerns. We can’t know

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At Home with Nature: Fishing the Old Fashioned Way (Ages 5-12)

Pretend fishing is a fun way to get children outside and practicing their concentration. Younger children may need supervision and help to make sure they are playing safely and having

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At Home with Nature: Nest Building (Ages 2-5)

Children can have lots of fun mimicking the creativity of birds and building with natural objects! You’ll need: A nature space to find building materials and an “egg” (a stone, pinecone, or other egg-shaped

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At Home with Nature: Phenology Journal (All Ages)

Spring brings fresh changes outside, making it the perfect time to look at phenology, the study of seasonal changes in nature. You’ll need: A journal, a pencil, and a spot outdoors you can return to

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Spring Cut Back

By Jason Neumann My yard in suburban Blue Ash is providing solace from the constant news updates. Like most people, I’ve been holed up at home. My calendar cleared, I can no longer make excuses for not tending to

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At Home with Nature: Birdwatching (All Ages)

March 26, 2020

Birdwatching is like a scavenger hunt. You’ll view your backyard or favorite nature spot in a whole new way! You’ll need: A view outside. Optional extras: Binoculars, a field guide (book or app), and birding log

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