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Join us weekly for fun activities for our youngest naturalists. We'll highlight a project that can be done with simple household items. Don't forget to share your results in the comments! ... See MoreSee Less
16 hours ago
Native Plant of the Day:
Common Winterberry (Ilex verticillate)
Common winterberry produces brilliant red berries that attract birds late into the winter. Cut branches offer a colorful accent to holiday wreaths and decorations. Native to swampy areas, winterberry is a low maintenance plant that will thrive in wet or well-drained sites. Both male and female plants are required for fruit set; one male is sufficient to pollinate ten female plants.
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Will this be offered at the native plant sale this year? I've been wanting some.
1 day ago
Native Plant of the Day:
Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
Blazing star’s upright purple flower spikes provide a bright long-blooming accent in the garden in July and August. An excellent cut flower, Liatris attracts butterflies and is a good native plant alternative to purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
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Your youngest naturalists will enjoy these fun craft projects designed for our feathered friends. And who doesn't have a few extra toilet paper rolls around the house these days? We'd love to see a photo of a completed project-- please share below in the comments!
As a reminder, you can find links to all of our educational resources here: www.wildernesscenter.org/education/educational-resources/ ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Wilderness Center!
Our squirrels wanted to say “thanks!” What a tasty treat!
Find It Outside – Mosses
Moss grows almost everywhere from the deepest forest to the tiniest backyard. There are many types of mosses, and you can learn more about them on the ohiomosslichen.org website. A clump of moss is a world all of its own – like a forest in miniature. Amazing, microscopic beasts like water bears (tardigrades), nematodes, and rotifers lurk among the leafy foliage, unseen by the naked eye. If you are looking for a great stay-at-home read, try Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer – it’s a beautiful look at the world of mosses.
Go on a moss hunt and share what you find in your own backyard! ... See MoreSee Less
I'm a moss lover. The smell, the texture ahhh