Blog Entries - Jul. 2022

Ripples on water

Water: Our Essential Resource

July 21, 2022

by Jeff Corney, Executive Director Ohioans are blessed with an abundance of water. With Ohio’s share of Lake Erie to the north, the Ohio River to the south and east, plus thousands of lakes, streams, rivers,

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Sun shining through snowy bare branches.

Guided by the Light

July 12, 2022

by Connie O'Connor, Director of Applied Learning Once upon a time, 200,000 years ago, the only source of light for Homo sapiens was the sun. We evolved to be diurnal, which means active during the day. The sun

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Hummingbird in flight sips from a cardinal flower.

Urban Container Gardening for Wildlife

July 11, 2022

By Montana Scott, Environmental Interpretation Fellow It’s a warm, sunny afternoon and a monarch butterfly lands on a purple coneflower. Next to it, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird hovers, sipping from the bright red

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Woman picking elderflower

Foraging 101: How to Eat Truly Local

July 4, 2022

By Jason Neumann, Public Programs Manager  It’s June and the larger-than-your-face, white umbrella-shaped blooms of American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) burst from the greenery, seemingly out of nowhere.

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