Four pawpaw fruit in a tree

Clones and Caterpillars

August 9, 2022

by Cory Christopher, Director of Conservation I love pawpaw trees. And it's probably not for the reason you suspect. Among the leaves of this unassuming native tree lives one of my favorite creatures. Hungry and armed

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Several Emerald Ash Borer in person's hand

Twenty Years of the Emerald Ash Borer

August 1, 2022

By Tom Brochu, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist and Member of the Society of American Foresters As we walk the trails of the Cincinnati Nature Center—or just about anywhere in the Central Hardwoods

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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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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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A female bicolored striped sweat bee on a red echinacea flower

The Sorta Social Bee

June 29, 2022

by Cassie Barnes, Digital Communications Specialist Honey bees are well known as social bees, living together in hives with complex social structures and roles. And then you have the solitary bees, like mason bees,

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