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Sierra is Scared of Snakes
Sierra & a snake

Sierra is Scared of Snakes

October 2, 2018

When we mention snakes could be around during programs at the Nature Center, a lot of people seem to cringe or have a little internal freak-out. This isn’t just the case here, but everywhere I go it seems somebody

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Recipes from Cincinnati Nature Center

January 11, 2022

by Cincinnati Nature Center Staff Long before we had grocery stores and ordering online, human beings grew their food, hunted, or foraged for it in the wild forests, prairies, and wetlands. Plants, nuts, seeds,

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A male Indigo Bunting being held in a hand as part of a banding session
A male Indigo Bunting

Life on the Wing

January 5, 2022

by Olivia Bautch, Environmental Interpretation Intern A fourth grader carries a 2002 field guide, now yellowed and torn, and a pair of undersized

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Bob and his dog, Cuppie, hiking at Avey's Run
Bob and his dog, Cuppie, hiking at Avey's Run

My Journey from MD to Retiree to Naturalist

December 15, 2021

by Bob Buring, Naturalist My default activity as a child was playing in the woods, which ensured I was usually outside. As a young adult my passion for the outdoors evolved into backpacking with my children, teaching

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Daddy long legs/harvestman hanging on a white wall
A daddy long-legs or harvestman

Long Legs vs Long Legs

by Cody Howard, Development and Marketing Intern Growing up, it was common for me to see a daddy long-legs chilling in the corner of the family room. For whatever

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Olivia Bautch, blog author, stands on a trail at Rowe Woods, Looking up.

Why the World Is So Big

November 9, 2021

by Olivia Bautch, Environmental Interpretation Intern For over 14 years, I have been a birdwatcher, observant of both murmuration and chip calls, fascinated by both fierce falcon and miniscule kinglet. Between

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A field of pink, white, and yellow wildflowers; in the foreground, a black eyed Susan stands tall.

Well Kept but Wild

September 3, 2021

by Cassie Barnes, Digital Communications Specialist The largest irrigated crop in America is probably not what you think. It’s the approximately 50,000 square miles of turf grass lawns throughout the

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