A group of morel mushrooms sit next to a quarter to show how small they are.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – to go mushroom hunting, that is. After a recent trek of his own into the woods, Nature Interpreter Eric shares tips on how to find elusive morel mushrooms and how to tell the difference between these tasty morsels and their fungi friends.

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Just because wild animals poop in the woods, that doesn’t mean your pup should. It sounds very picky: squirrels, birds, coyotes and rabbits leave their poop right where it is, and that doesn’t hurt anything, right? Read on to learn how not cleaning up after your pet can be detrimental to the environment and wildlife.

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Ohio spiderwort

What better way to get excited about the arrival of spring than by adding vibrant plants to your landscape! With the help of Shaker Trace Nursery Technician Tim, we’re sharing our top five native wildflowers that are perfect for planting in early spring.

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A green Antheraea Polyphemus caterpillar clings to a twig

If you haven’t heard of a Bioblitz, it’s a great way to build your outdoor observation skills while helping biologists. Get outside and explore new places this spring by joining Great Parks in the 2021 City Nature Challenge.

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Potted succulents are lined up on an old boot tray.

Nature Interpreter Allyson knows it’s still cold outside, but spring is on its way! Want to live like it’s spring? With a little ingenuity, and a window, spring can start inside long before winter’s end. Learn how you can begin your own inside garden with these gardening tips.

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