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Join us on our Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff. Follow along with Nature Interpreters Ellen and Sarah as they share how to make fire starters, get creative with pine cones and more with these nifty (and sustainable!) gift ideas for the holidays.

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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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Do you believe?

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On a cool, brisk morning in November, three busloads of second graders pull up in front of Sharon Centre ready to begin their day. As they unload, the teachers rush to count heads and split them into groups. I take the opportunity to observe the group in preparation for the program ahead. “Um . . […]

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Holiday Gift Guide

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Holidays aren’t all about the gifts, but sometimes you need a little something to wrap up. This year, let Great Parks help you pick out the perfect present for the outdoor enthusiast on your list. Play the Loop Pass Try all seven Great Parks of Hamilton County golf courses with a Play the Loop pass! For only […]

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History & Folklore

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Autumn is the perfect time of year to gather around the fire for storytelling. What many people may not realize is that many of the ghost stories and legends told this time of year are actually a great way to learn about history, culture and even nature. Many campfire stories involve creatures that may or […]

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