Blog Entries - Nature
Let's Talk Zero Waste for Earth Day!
by Danielle Frevola, Center for Conservation Apprentice Happy Earth day! Earth day is one of my favorite days of the year because not only is it an excuse for me to give Mother Earth some extra lovin’, I love seeing
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
By Olivia Espinoza, Natural Areas Manager I’m certain that one of the staples of a childhood is the discovery of a tadpole in a ditch, puddle, or pond. I grew up with a lake in my backyard and would spend the summers
The Myth of Groundcover
by Jason Neumann I didn’t plant it, but there it is at the bottom of my wood privacy fence: wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei). As a naturalist, I know that this unwanted botanical surprise is courtesy of neighborhood
What’s (Probably) Growing in Your Yard: Our Bioblitz Round-Up
By Connie O’Connor and Jason Neumann
We had a great time with our first-ever bioblitz—our Lawn Plant Identification Challenge! We totaled 349 observations of 175 different species in and around lawns in our region!
Rethinking Your Lawn: A Guide to Living with Imperfection
By Jeff Sperry, Director of Development and Marketing There’s a reason the lawn treatment companies put little signs up saying “Stay Off the Grass for 24 Hours” when they finish a treatment. The chemicals they