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  1. A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun

    Nov 24, 2020

    Who was a giant among men in the early 20th century?

  2. OSU Maple Syrup-a nice holiday gift~

    Ohio State Maple Syrup a Nice Gift Option!

    Oct 21, 2020

    Ohio State Maple Syrup started as a student project in 2015.  A group of students working on a Capstone project at The Ohio State University Mansfield campus highlighted a 19 acre area of the 600 acre campus woodland for installation of a maple syrup operation. Two years later, another Capstone group conducted a site inventory and their report was shared with some Ohio maple producers who agreed the site would be perfect for a sugar bush operation. With the help of Rep.

  3. Partner of the Year Awards-Glen Helen Association and Brukner Nature Center recognized

    Sep 3, 2020

    Award to be presented at virtual Partners for the Environment Awards Night September 16 at 6:00PM

  4. Photo credit: Doudican

    Trailblazer Adventure a Big Success

    Aug 26, 2020

    Organized by Athena Adventures and Sponsored by Vectren/Centerpoint Energy, the 2020 Trailblazer Adventure of the Little Miami Watershed Network was a great success!  As more and more people are using the outdoors for recreational purposes, this ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ activity was a big hit.  Participation increased more than 5 times from the 2019 event.  Couples and families searched the Little Miami River corridor around Spring Valley for designated spots marked by red tape where they learned about the Travertine Fen, the Concrete House in Spring Valley, the riparian way along the ri

  5. Spring Pollinator and Natural History Webinars

    Jul 9, 2020

    In case any of you missed Denise Ellsworth's webinar 'The Nature Journal Workshop' about Author, Artist and Educator, John Muir Laws' book The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, you can access it here as well as other pollinator webinars. 

  6. How Bees See Flowers

    May 7, 2020

    As heard on NPR Morning Edition  

    Bees Sense Charge On Flowers

    https://www.npr.org/2013/02/22/172611866/honey-its-electric-bees-sense-c...

  7. Escape to the Forest provided by SENR Extension Wildlife and Forestry

    Apr 27, 2020

    As you know, we have been asking for your input on developing online content. Thanks to everyone who has filled out our survey so far! If you’d still like to participate, click this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LP3NRGL. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

  8. Leopard Frog - Andrew Hoffman

    Nature Now with Andrew Hoffman

    Mar 27, 2020

    Field Report from Andrew:  (Andrew Hoffman is a Graduate Research Assistant with the OSU Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab)

  9. Beat the Blues with Backyard Birding

    Backyard Bird by Carrie Elvey, The Wilderness Center

    Mar 27, 2020

    Spring migration is always an exciting time for birders.  This year, many of our usual activities have been curtailed.  Stay-at-home birding may not have been on our agenda for this Spring but the slower pace of life now can offer some great opportunities to get to know our backyard birds more deeply.  Watching them come into their breeding plumage, find mates and rear young can be quite interesting and calming.  Spend some time on close observation, try some experiments, keep birding.  Remember - we might not have backyards full of rare birds but every bird is an interesting bird!

  10. Monarch Butterfly just released

    Beech Creek Gardens Butterfly House, Alliance, OH

    Jul 31, 2019

    Butterfly House at Beech Creek Gardens in Alliance needs volunteers.  This counts toward OCVN hours.  Contact Amy Barr if interested.

    Also, the Norma Johnson Center in Tuscarawas County could use volunteers at the Butterfly House this summer even though the Butterfly Exhibit is over (maybe next year).  Contact Carrie Elvey, The Wilderness Center, 330-359-5235.

     

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