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Photo of Yellow iris at Lotus Pond
Yellow iris at Lotus Pond in Rowe Woods

A Sunny Garden Flower Gone Awry

by Danie Frevola, Conservation Apprentice Yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus) is a stunning wetland plant with tall and showy yellow flowers (Fig 1.). While it is an attractive landscaping plant, it also peaks gardener’s

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Purple Loosestrufe

Happy National Invasive Species Week!

by Danie Frevola, Conservation Apprentice Happy National Invasive Species Awareness week! Anyone that has had a conversation with me has heard ‘invasive species’ countless times, and it's likely that you have come

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Shaun providing a tour of his backyard.
Shaun providing a tour of his backyard.

Shaun’s Yard

A Practical Application of National Wildlife Federation’s Habitat Checklist by Jason Neumann, Public Programs Manager Suburban Blue Ash, early April. I had pulled out my lawnmower for the first grass cutting of

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before and after

Turn Your Property into Better Habitat

By Jeff Sperry, Director of Development and Marketing I hate mowing the lawn. It’s noisy, messy, and smelly. Lawnmower motors are very loud; grass clippings get all over the place; and the fumes from the motor are

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Want Biodiversity? Feed the Soil

by Jason Neumann, Public Programs Manager It’s time to vent. After nearly 25 years on staff at Cincinnati Nature Center, there are a couple of things I want to clear up. For the record, I’m fully on board with the

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blue bird on perch

The Bird that Carries the Sky on Its Back and the Earth on Its Breast (John Burroughs)

by Tim Nabors, Naturalist Of all the birds that can be found at the Cincinnati Nature Center, my favorite is the Eastern Bluebird and I believe many would agree with me. Something about seeing a bright flash of blue

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