Tag: water

A green, swirling paint-like substance floats atop the surface of a pond. It's an example of a microcystis bloom.

Have you ever looked into a pond and observed a green, swirling paint-like substance on the surface? Have you ever wondered what this is? Watershed Specialist Amanda delves into what causes harmful algal blooms and ways to keep your pets and yourself safe when you see this odd matter.

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A brown fawn sits hidden among the tall greenery at Parky's Farm

Don’t think you could ever rough it in the wild? Nature Interpreter Ellen shares how, just like wildlife, humans live in our own type of wild and what you can do to keep Ohio wild.

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Summer is here, and it’s getting hot! On the golf course, high temperatures and dry soils equal stressed out grass. To the untrained eye, running a sprinkler head is the only way to keep it alive this time of year, but that’s not the case. Fortunately, the golf course industry continues to find smarter ways […]

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As cold temperatures settle in across the Midwest and our lakes and ponds freeze, many people look forward to winter activities such as ice skating and ice fishing. But fun opportunities like these can only exist because of the unusual properties of water. For many substances, as their temperature decreases, their density increases until they […]

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Imagine you are enjoying a nice walk on one of the many Great Parks trails and in a nearby stream you see this: What is it? A)  Some strange chemical B)  An incredibly large orange juice spill C)  Water stained from autumn leaves D)  Iron bacteria If you chose option “B,” you might be thirsty. […]

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