October 1, 2019

As we begin to think about putting our gardens to bed for winter, think about the winter habits of our friends the pollinators. Although many people still hold with the idea of cleaning the beds by trimming plants to the ground and covering everything with mulch, this...

September 4, 2019

A recent National Geographic article had a great quote:

"If plastic had been invented when the Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England, to North America—and the Mayflower had been stocked with bottled water and plastic-wrapped snacks—their plastic trash would likely stil...

April 19, 2019

We are taught growing up that water is blue, but some rivers are black, brown, emerald blue, green, or even blue-green. So what gives these rivers their colors?

First we need to understand what color is. Natural light is actually made up of a number of different colors...

February 15, 2019

Many of us love to encourage birds to our gardens. One of the best ways of doing this is to provide a vast assortment of native plants. Of course, many of us supplement this with bird feeders. We get excited to fill the feeders and watch out feathered friends visit the...

January 24, 2019

If you are thinking about what you can plant in your yard and garden this Spring, please be careful with your plant selection due to invasives.

January 19, 2018

Are you interested in water quality? If so, the Butler County Stream Team may interest you. This is a group of citizen scientists that collect water samples from rivers and streams around the county each month. They test these samples for bacteria, nutrients, and more.
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