Tag: great parks of hamilton county

May 11 Rod-Busting Series Winners

This past Saturday, we hosted our second Rod-Busting Series of the season. All week, the meteorologists had been calling for a washout, but there was no rain until well after the tournament had ended. It was sunny with only a few clouds in the sky for the entire length of the tournament. We had every […]

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Parky in Sharon Centre

Earlier this month, the nature interpreters at Sharon Woods hosted our second annual space program, Out of This World. Over those two nights, I experienced a child try his very first s’more. I heard about a boy who enjoyed our gravity exhibit so much that his dad is going to build one at home and […]

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Signs of spring have been popping up the last few weeks. The sunshine, warming temperatures – even a short morning drizzle all have me daydreaming of the many miles of hiking and backpacking that lie ahead this year. I cannot wait to get my boots muddy! As an avid hiker and backpacker, I have had […]

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A striped skunk is on high alert, ready to defend itself.

Stripes may look good on your cat, but don’t get the striations from Mephitis mephitis mixed up with your pet. You might end up with an acrid stench you won’t be able to easily get rid of. About the same size as the average pet cat, striped skunks have a small head and short legs. […]

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Spotted Salamander

If you were to make a list of animals rarely seen in our area, you probably would not put a salamander on that list. However, spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) are one our region’s most elusive finds. Surprisingly, it is not due to their rarity. But rather, their lifestyle. Scientists group spotted salamanders into a family […]

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Your health, mood and overall well-being will improve if you get outside and do just that: take a hike. Although walking anywhere is good for you, there is evidence that walking in nature takes it a step further (pardon the pun). Coined a “Wilderness Prophet” and “The Father of Our National Parks,” renowned naturalist John […]

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