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Great Parks of Hamilton County Blog

If you’ve spent any time at Winton Woods Campground this summer, you may have witnessed a rather unnerving site. Just as the sun is setting and daylight begins to fade, large birds with a six-foot wingspan glide in and cover the trees. A closer look reveals huge wings, a naked head and a razor sharp […]

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Eastern screech owl

The newest addition to our Great Parks’ animal ambassador team is an eastern screech owl (Megascops asio). As such a new member to our team, she doesn’t have a name yet. However, this particular owl has an injury to the retina in her left eye, rendering her blind, and thereby not able to survive in […]

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Lake and pond habitats are very complex habitats. They are influenced by soil conditions in the watershed, water chemistry and temperature changes from rainfall and resulting runoff, heating from the sun and cooling from groundwater inputs. No two bodies of water are the same, but a common question we get from visitors in the summer […]

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