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Blog Entries - 2022

A portrait of Connie O'Connor.

Comfortably Using Less Energy

December 28, 2022

A story by Connie O'Connor. This article is also featured in the January 2023 edition of The Ripple. I was hot and miserable, holding a $300 electric bill for the month of July, and feeling terrible for using so

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volunteers constructing flying squirrel boxes at Rowe Woods.

New Real Estate

December 12, 2022

A story by Rick Campbell. This article is also featured in the December 14, 2022 edition of Now in Nature. Four spacious open-concept apartments, ideal for raising a family. High rise with beautiful woodland views in

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Red Cedar with gnome in it

Wild Aesthetics

December 6, 2022

by Cory Christopher, Director of Conservation Do you know what “portmanteau” means? Literally, it’s a fancy word for suitcase, but conceptually, it’s a word made up of two other words. Anyway, a

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Image of Sheila Doran and her husband

A Solar Experience

December 1, 2022

A story by Sheila Doran. This article is also featured in the December 2022 edition of The Ripple. In the fall of 2012, my brother had solar panels installed on his home in central Ohio. After hearing of his

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Holly with red berries

Plants of Holidays Past

November 29, 2022

A story by Bebe Raupe. This article is also featured in the November 30, 2022 edition of Now in Nature. What would the holiday season be without evergreens, holly, and mistletoe? These season-defining decorations

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Anne as a young girl, playing in the creek at Cincinnati Nature Center.

My Happy Place

November 7, 2022

By Cincinnati Nature Center member, Anne Bryant My first visits to Cincinnati Nature Center were back in the late '70s and early '80s when my mom volunteered there and brought my brother and me along. I remember

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