Blog Entries - 2021

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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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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