As a Brit, I didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving until I moved to America about 20 years ago and oh my goodness, what a holiday to miss out on! Our family dove headfirst into enjoying parades, pies and turkeys in the crisp fall air. We gave our thanks, made those hand turkey things, and even tried throwing […]

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Nature interpreter Susan Sumner holds a turtle while two young park guests are excited to pet the turtle.

It is often the little things that we take for granted as we lead our busy lives, those day-to-day activities we can plod through without even thinking about because they seem so mundane. As I sat down to tell this story earlier today, I thought about my typical morning routine. With honking cars, bright headlights […]

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Banded Woolly Bear Caterpillar

Are you wondering how cold this winter will be? Some people believe that banded woolly bear caterpillars can give us that answer. It is thought that if a woolly bear has longer black stripes than red, the winter will be colder and thus, if it has a wider red stripe, the winter will be mild. I won’t […]

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Park guest Lisa spotted this hopping mad frog at Glenwood Gardens earlier this fall. It’s cool to see a not-quite-grown frog still with its tail, but this guy also has an extra leg! We asked our nature interpreters what may have caused this odd phenomenon. Though we can’t say for sure what caused this frog […]

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