American mink on tree branches

I have been thinking about this story and its lesson since it was relayed to me a few months ago. In the 10 years that I was based at Winton Woods as a Nature Interpreter, I had heard about mink living down near the Kingfisher and Great Oaks Trails, but had never witnessed their presence […]

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One of the greatest things I enjoy about spring is its wildflowers. I was first immersed into the wonderful world of beauty many years ago when I first work as a naturalist at a small nature preserve. From then on, I was hurled into the fascinating world of wildflowers. Many wildflowers have curious names and […]

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Mussel Up

All, Stories, From the Field

Make a list of some of the most endangered animals on the planet and the first that come to mind might be large mammals like tigers, rhinoceroses and gorillas. However, some lowly mollusks should be on the list. Mussels are some of the most endangered animals in not only Ohio, but also the country. Approximately […]

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