Join us on our Facebook page Mondays through Fridays at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff! We’ll have story time, take nature walks, meet ambassador animals and more. We’ll post replays here in case you miss one, and don’t hesitate to comment on past videos – we’ll keep answering questions in the comments!

Prairie banana, wild banana, American custard apple, Appalachian banana, hillbilly mango – whatever you may call them, we’re pickin’ up pawpaws at Parky’s Farm with Nature Interpreter Eric!

As Ohio’s state fruit, pawpaws (Asimina triloba) go by many names and are a bit different than other fruits. For one, they attract pollinators like various blowflies, carrion beetles and zebra swallowtail butterflies. Pawpaws piqued your curiosity? Conservation & Parks Technician AJ shares more about them here. Color your own perfect pawpaw here.

Check out all past replays here.