Tag: invasive species

The walkway of the Tallgrass Prairie Trail at Miami Whitewater Forest.

Join us on our Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff. We’re heading off the beaten path at Miami Whitewater Forest. Conservation and Parks Technicians AJ and Emily share more about how we manage invasive species in the parks and even tear down some invasive honeysuckle. This video gets loud, but you don’t want to miss it!

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A man dressed in an emerald ash borer costume poses for the camera.

Join us on our Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff. Meet Eddy the emerald ash borer. Eddy is at Parky’s Farm telling us about how he came to the U.S. and why these tiny insects are huge pests.

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Join us on our Facebook page Mondays through Fridays at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff. We’re celebrating Parks and Recreation Month by sharing what Great Parks employees do to keep your parks … well, great! Conservation & Parks Technician Jeremy is back at Sharon Woods, sharing how the Conservation & Parks team prevents invasive species from taking over green spaces.

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In 2003, the state of Ohio had an estimated 3.8 billion ash trees existing in our forests, woodlots and in our own backyards. Today, that is not the case. The emerald ash borer (EAB) has swept across our state at record pace and is wiping out ash trees where they stand. EAB was first detected near Toledo […]

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If I asked you to draw a picture of a ladybug, could you do it? The ladybug is easily one of the most recognizable insects in the world. In many cultures across the globe, it is also seen as a symbol of luck and good fortune. Unfortunately, over the past 20 years native ladybugs that […]

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