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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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A young blonde girl and a younger blonde  boy peek out from a wooden structure. The girl is wearing a green coat and the boy is wearing a blue coat.

The Magic of the PlayScape

by Abbie Rinehart, Member The Cincinnati Nature PlayScape is a magical place to inspire wonder and curiosity in children and relaxation in their parents. We first discovered the PlayScape just after it opened 10 years

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Photo of a white woman looking at the camera. She has long brown hair framing her face and is wearing a green shirt. A taxidermy skunk is being held in front of her face.
Me, as a volunteer at a station about skunks

Growing Up in Nature

by CB, a staff member Long before I came to work at Cincinnati Nature Center, I grew up here. As a kid, a neighbor would frequently bring me and my best friend (her daughter) to the Nature Center. We’d tell stories

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Cicada on a tree

Marking Time Without Calendars

By Laura Weinel, Community Engagement Coordinator Imagine a world where there are no calendars to mark the days and no clocks to count the time. Instead, each passing year is tracked using... plants. Confused

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Who Cares?

April 29, 2021

By Connie O'Connor, Director of Education It’s exciting to learn something new about nature.  And it’s even more fun to share that knowledge with others. “If only they knew more about it,”

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A row of pink bleeding heart flowers
Bleeding Heart

It Starts with a Seed

By Jeff Sperry, Director of Development and Marketing I guess I was about 11 years old when I asked my parents if I could have a garden in our backyard. Inspired by my grandparents’ enormous vegetable garden on

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