A surprising finding for some people is that there is a virtual supermarket living in your lawn. For centuries, Europeans collected food and herbs from lawn areas. Folklore tells us that at the shift in 18th century England, wealthy landowners chose not to eat the “commoner food” found in lawns, and shifted their lawn preferences to […]

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Downy Wood Mint

Bees, Please

All, From the Field

A plant’s need for pollinators is as essential as our need for air and sunshine. Without them, this world would look much different. Pollinators play a crucial role in the sustainability of our ecosystem as well as being significant to our survival. The real work horses of the pollinator world are bees! Bees are without […]

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Frog in Highfield Discovery Garden

Frog crafts, calls, games, hikes, observations, catching and displays – all things frog took over Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve during the month of May. Staff and volunteers take this time to celebrate the changing of the seasons, as amphibians of all kinds make themselves known. This past month, more than 600 children visited this small patch […]

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Bikers on Trail

Regional Trail to Connect Two Great Parks Finding opportunities to spend time together outside can often be hard for busy families. One solution is to replace a trip traditionally taken in a car with one along a trail. Trails are a healthier, safer and more enjoyable way to get from one place, or one park, […]

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