Cincinnati Nature Center Blog

Blog Entries - 2016

Bigger Picture: Capturing Wildlife Together

Posted on: November 21, 2016
Nature is a place where some people go to be alone, collect their thoughts and hit reset. However, for photographers Megan Mahon and Jordan West, they thrive off of collaboration and while their work schedules may not always align, the times they do get to read more …

The Perfect Moment

Posted on: November 7, 2016
Nature can be an endless source of inspiration: changing seasons, colors, wildlife. Yet, capturing the perfect moment with something so dynamic can be difficult. The fox is there and now it’s gone, the golden hour passed before the gaggle moved along read more …

Mythic Impressions

Posted on: October 19, 2016
By Jonathan Duerbeck, weekend naturalist Have you ever seen one animal make different kinds of tracks? Mud, rock, and snow can all be stepped on by the same raccoon. On each of these, his paw print is different. Likewise, woods, gardens, and seas are each read more …

Mayflys, Crayfish and Snails Oh My

Posted on: October 13, 2016
By Olivia Espinoza, Land Steward I grew up with a lake in my backyard. As a kid, I would spend most of my days down by the water hanging over my dock watching the fish and crawdads zoom by in front of me. Back then, I didn’t think too much about these read more …

I Am Nature

Posted on: September 21, 2016
By Dr. Cory Christopher, Director of the Conservation & Stewardship  I recently chopped off a friend’s arms. It wasn’t something that I expected to do when I woke up that morning, but I had known the day was coming for a while – I read more …


Posted on: September 12, 2016
By Bill Creasey, Chief Naturalist   When I began my tenure here at Cincinnati Nature Center over 43 years ago, it was a very different place. There were 18 staff members and that included grounds crew and housekeeping. Today there are over 70 of us. read more …

The Power of Hmmm

Posted on: August 24, 2016
Tags: Playscape, Nature, Kids, Play, Child directed play
By Anne Horne, Trailside Experience Coordinator “Mommy, will you play with me”?  In my house, this request is common and it used to be followed by a quiet pause from me. It wasn’t that I didn’t like playing with my children, read more …