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Sierra is Scared of Snakes
Sierra & a snake

Sierra is Scared of Snakes

October 2, 2018

When we mention snakes could be around during programs at the Nature Center, a lot of people seem to cringe or have a little internal freak-out. This isn’t just the case here, but everywhere I go it seems somebody

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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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Olivia smilling for a photo as another individual completes a controlled burn in the background

Meet Olivia & Danie

Olivia Espinoza: Natural Areas Manager & Burn Boss It’s not often that you get to set something on fire to help it grow. But that’s just what Olivia Espinoza does as our Natural Area Manager when it

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 A pair of Great Blue Herons at Long Branch Farm & Trails
Photo by Mary Jo McClain

Home Sweet Sycamore

By Tess Renusch The great blue herons have returned to Long Branch Farm & Trails, and so the nesting season has begun! Like many picky homebuyers, Great Blue Herons can be particular when it comes to choosing a

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Photo of lesser celandine flower
Lesser celandine flower

A Seriously Awful Weed

February 26, 2021

By Tim Nabors, Naturalist When it comes to invasive plants, this one may be the worst! It is one seriously awful weed. At the Cincinnati Nature Center, we are often approached by guests during the early spring who are

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