The light pinkish-purple wild bergamot flower.

Nature Interpreter Allyson is back and exploring gardens. This time, she’s talking about the tea that is growing right in your own backyard. Follow along as Allyson shares an herbal tea blend made from edible, native plants.

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A young boy and his father kayak along Winton Lake.

Spring is an excellent time to get outside to enjoy nature, sunshine and even hit the water. As relaxing and fun as recreational paddling is, it still pays to do your homework before you get on the water. Read Adventure Manager Tom’s top tips before you hit the water this season.

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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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An American beaver sits on a rock in a lake.

The beaver lodge spotted in Winton Woods last fall was in need of some repair. But when Nature Interpreter Julie recently went out to search for beavers, it was obvious these residents had been hard at work. Read on to see what the epic engineers have been up to.

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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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