Happy Holly Days

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‘Tis the season to be holly! While most of the plant world has dropped their leaves for the winter, some native plants keep pumping out oxygen all winter long like this holly, Ilex spp. The holly is specially adapted to hold its leaves through the winter with a thick cuticle that holds water in and […]

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“There are two northern cardinals and three dark-eyed juncos on the trail!” Julie yelled back at me. I faithfully recorded the sightings into my log while the 14 kids between us all jostled to get a focus on the birds. My left hand was snug in its glove, but my right hand had to suffer […]

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Winter in Cincinnati can seem drab and dreary if you only focus on your surroundings during the day. A great way to experience winter is to bundle up and go out when the dark velvety sky is dressed in its finest jewels: the stars. With longer hours of darkness and crisp, clear skies, winter is […]

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