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August

Sunflower Update #1 - August 6, 2021

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars - August 3, 2021

July 2021

Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly - July 30, 2021

Changeable Mantleslug - July 27, 2021

Turkey Vultures - July 23, 2021

Aquatic Insects - July 20, 2021

Giant Water Bug - July 16, 2021

Luna Moth - July 13. 2021

Bee Collecting Nectar & Pollen - July 9, 2021

Common Elderberry - July 6, 2021

Eastern Pondhawks - July 2, 2021

Blue Jays - July 1, 2021

June 2021

Brood X - The After Effects - June 29, 2021

Alsdorf Windmill - June 28, 2021

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle - June 25, 2021

Strawberry Moon - June 24, 2021

Sunflowers - June 22, 2021

Lichens - June 21, 2021

Red Foxes - June 18, 2021

Eastern Cottonwood Trees - June 17, 2021

Eastern Cottonwood Trees - June 15, 2021

Northern Mockingbird - June 14, 2021

Snapping Turtles - June 11, 2021

How Does a Snail Eat? - June 10, 2021

Poison Ivy Vines - June 8, 2021

"Caption This" Contest - Cicadas! - June 7, 2021

National Trails Day - June 5, 2021 - June 4, 2021

Pet Cloud Experiment - June 3, 2021

Sassafras Sapling - June 1, 2021

May 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Snail at Governor Bebb MetroPark - May 31, 2021

Cloud Gazing - May 28, 2021

Tulip Tree - May 27, 2021

Tales of a Feather - May 25, 2021

Flower Moon - May 24, 2021Endangered Species Day - May 21, 2021

World Bee Day - May 20, 2021

American Beaver - May 18, 2021

StoryWalk at Elk Creek MetroPark - May 17, 2021

Search & Create Challenge #15 - May 14, 2021

Oak Trees - May 13, 2021

Wild Ginger  - May 11, 2021

Mystery Monday Series - May, 10, 2021

World Migratory Bird Day - May 7, 2021

Mayapple - May 6, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Bee Hives at Timberman Ridge - May 4, 2021

National Bike Month 2021 - May 3, 2021

April 2021

Search & Create Challenge #14 - Arbor Day! - April 30, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Tree-riffic! - April 29, 2021

Yellow Warblers - April 28, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Mallard Duck at Sebald Park - April 27, 2021

Pink Full Moon - April 26, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Strawberry Plants and Shakes - April 25, 2021

Search & Create Challenge #13 - April 23, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Wee Little Ones - April 22, 2021

Color Variations of Birds - April 21, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Wetlands at Woodsdale Regional Park - April 20, 2021

Earth Day - April 22nd - April 19, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Every Day is Earth Day - April 18, 2021

Search & Create Challenge #12 - April 16, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Chillin' with Veggies - April 15, 2021

Stink Bugs - April 14, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Songbird Pond February to April - April 13, 2021

Eastern Redbud Trees - April 12, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Dogs on the Farm - April 11, 2021

Search & Create Challenge #11 - April 9, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - ABC's of Farm Life: Letters G & H - April 8, 2021

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds - April 7, 2021

#MinuteInMPX- Nature Playscape at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead - April 6, 2021

Wing Speed vs Human Speed - April 5, 2021

Search & Create Challenge #10 - April 2, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Yokes and Yolks - April 1, 2021

March 2021

Rock Wall Habitats - March 31, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Sunshine on the Creek - March 30, 2021

 Natural Egg Dyes - March 29, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Let's Help the Little Red Hen - March 28, 2021

Full Worm Moon - March 26, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - We are Rockin'- March 25, 2021

Short-eared Owl - March 24, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Signs of Spring at Woodsdale Regional Park - March 23, 2021

Spring Garden Clean Up March 22, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Nesting Wreaths - March 21, 2021

First Day of Spring - Vernal Equinox  - March 19, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Ohio Feeds the World - March 18, 2021

DIY Seed Starter Pots - March 17, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Songbird Pond February to March - March 16, 2021

Daylight Savings Time Means a Extra Hour of Daylight - March 15, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Luck of a 4-Leaf Clover - March 14, 2021

Search & Create Challenge #9 - March 12, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - ABC's of Farm Life: Letters E & F - March 11, 2021

Spring Amphibians with Jeff Davis - March 10, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Reflections in the Creek at Elk Creek - March 9, 2021

Pileated Woodpecker - March 8, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Farming by the Moon and Stars - March 7, 2021

Search & Create Challenge #8 - March 5, 2021

Show &Tell on the Farm - In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb - March 4, 2021

Tree Identification: Kentucky Coffee Trees - March 3, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Snowing at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead - March 2, 2021

Signs of Spring - March 1, 2021

February 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - A Farmer's Native Friends - February 28, 2021

Snow Moon - February 26, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - There's a Cow in my Marshmallow! - February 25, 2021

Squirrel Nests - February 24, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Birds at Forest Run MetroPark - February 23, 2021

17-Year Cicadas coming in 2021 - February 22, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Grow as we Go - February 21, 2021

Search & Create Challenge #7 - February 19, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - It's All in the Snow - February 18, 2021

Seasons in the Park: Winter - February 17, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Snowy Hike on the Pumpkin Vine Trail - February 16, 2021

Sun & Moon During the Day? - February 15, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Love is on the Farm - February 14, 2021

Search & Create Challenge #6 - February 12, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Farmers to US Presidents - February 11, 2021

Backyard Bird Feeders - February 10, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Mallard Ducks in Mirror Pond - February 9, 2021

Why Does Water Freeze? - February 8, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Love is Chocolate - February 7, 2021

Search & Create Challenge #5  - February 5, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - ABC's of Farm Life: Letters C & D - February 4, 2021

Do Plants Hibernate? - February 3, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Creek at Indian Creek - February 2, 2021

Northern Cardinal - February 1, 2021

January 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Shadows on the Farm - January 31, 2021

Search & Create Challenge #4 - January 29, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Pioneer Ice Farmers - January 28, 2021

Wolf Moon - January 27, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Northern Cardinal at Elk Creek - January 26, 2021

Feathers, Fat or Fur: Fur - January 25, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Whose Tracks are These? - January 24, 2021

Search & Create Challenge #3 - January 22, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Let's Take a Spin - January 21, 2021

Hibernation Hideaway - January 20, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Icy Creek at Rentschler Forest - January 19, 2021

Red-tailed Hawk - January 18, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Migrate, Hibernate and Tolerate - January 17, 2021

Search & Create Challenge #2 - January 15, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Bird Beak Buffet - January 14, 2021

Sassafrass Trees - January 13, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Pinecones in the Snow at Rentschler Forest - January 12, 2021

Barred Owls - January 11, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - Whose Mitten is This? - January 10, 2021

Search & Create Challenge #1 - January 8, 2021

Show & Tell on the Farm - ABC's of Farm Life: Letters A & B - January 7, 2021

Pinecones -  January 6, 2021

#MinuteInMPX - Raindrops on the Water Forest Run Timberman Ridge - January 5, 2021

Animals in the Barn Book - January 4, 2021

Happy New Year! - January 1, 2021

December 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Reflections in the River - December 31, 2020

Natural Confetti - December 30, 2020

Full Cold Moon - December 29, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Big Bluestem Grass - December 28, 2020

Snowflake Crafts - December 25, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Squirrel in the Snow at Rentschler Forest - December 24. 2020

Corn Husk Dolls - December 23, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Winter Day at Gilmore MetroPark - December 22, 2020

Winter Solstice - December 21, 2020

Winter Bingo - December 18, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Ice in Songbird Pond at Forest Run MetroPark's Timberman Ridge - December 17, 2020

Hiking in the Snow - December 16, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Forest at Governor Bebb MetroPark - December 15, 2020

Wetlands in the Winter - December 14, 2020

Geminid Meteor Shower - December 11, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Creek through the Trees Indian Creek MetroPark - December 10, 2020

Sledding Fun at both MetroParks Chill Hills - December 9, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Clouds through the Trees Governor Bebb MetroPark - December 8, 2020

Wildlife in the Night Sky - December 7, 2020

Holiday Light Recycling - December 4, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Snowy Trail at Forest Run Wildlife Preserve - December 3, 2020

Feathers, Fat or Fur: Feathers - December 2, 2020

#MinuteinMPX - Locust Grove Pond in the Rain at Forest Run MetroPark - December 1, 2020

November 2020

Tree Identification: Honey Locust Trees - November 30, 2020

Beaver Moon - November 27, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! - November 26, 2020

I am Thankful for ... - November 25, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Small Waterfall at Rentschler Forest - November 24, 2020

Cornucopia - November 23, 2020

Aphids - November 20, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Common Grackles at Chrisholm Metropark's Historic Farmstead - November 19, 2020

Migrate, Hibernate or Tolerate: Part 1 - November 18, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Pine Tree Forest at Line Hill Mound - November 17, 2020

Mess is Best: Part 2 - November 16, 2020

Prescribed Fires at Forest Run MetroPark - November 13, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Birds in Forest at Indian Creek - November 12, 2020

Animal Speed vs Human Speed - November 11, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Sunset at Woodsdale Regional Park - November 10, 2020

Nature Scavenger Hunt Tic Tac Toe - November 9, 2020

Mess is Best - November 6, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Sunrise on Lake at VOA - November 5, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Pine Forest at Indian Creek - November 3, 2020

Woolly Bears - November 2, 2020

October 2020

Blue Moon - October 30, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Forest Run Timberman Ridge Scenic View - October 29, 2020

Big Bluestem Grass - October 28, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Meadow Ridge Lake at Elk Creek MetroPark - October 27, 2020

Acorn Excursion - October 26, 2020

Pressed Flower & Leaf Bookmark Craft - October 23, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Flower Garden at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead - October  22, 2020

Fall Gardening & Gourds - October 21, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - River at Woodsdale Regional Park - October 20, 2020

Sights & Sounds of Fall at Elk Creek MetroPark's Meadow Ridge Area - October 19, 2020

Leaf Miners & Snakeroot - October 16, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Governor Bebb MetroPark Natural Trail - October 15, 2020

Molting Process - October 14, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Foggy Sunrise at Forest Run MetroPark's Timberman Ridge - October 13, 2020

Autumn Bingo - October 12, 2020

Tell Tale Signs of Fall - October 9, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Great Miami River at Rentschler Forest MetroPark - October 8, 2020

Why do Leaves Change Colors? - October 7, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Goldenrod at Forest Run MetroPark - October 6, 2020

Wild Grape Vines - October 5, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Forest Run Wildlife Preserve  - October 2, 2020

Full Harvest Moon - October 1, 2020

September 2020

Orienteering - Governor Bebb MetroPark - September 30, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Governor Bebb MetroPark Pioneer Village - September 29, 2020

Grants & Plants - September 28, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Creek Rocks in Rain at Rentschler Forest MetroPark - September 25, 2020

Great Outdoor Week 2020 - September 24, 2020

Annual Cicadas - September 23, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Garden at Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead - September 22, 2020

Cuckoo Maran Chickens - September 21, 2020

Woodland Sunflowers, White Snakeroot & Jewelweed - September 18, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Silver Spotter Skipper at Governor Bebb MetroPark - September 17, 2020

Paw Paw Trees - September 16, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Songbird Pond at Forest Run MetroPark's Timberman Ridge - September 15, 2020

Comma & Question Mark Butterflies - September 14, 2020

Hummingbird Moths - September 11, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Pond at Gilmore MetroPark - September 10, 2020

Prothonotary Warbler - September 9, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Creek at Four Mile Creek MetroPark's Sycamore Bluffs Area - September 8, 2020

Photo Walk Series - Macro, Close-Up & Intimate Nature Photography - September 7, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Monach Butterfly at Forest Run MetroPark - September 4, 2020

Unexpected Pollinators- September 3, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead - September 2, 2020

Full Corn Moon - September 1, 2020

August 2020

Volunteering - Trail Ambassadors - August 31, 2020

Button Bush - August 28, 2020

#MinuteinMPX - Locust Grove Pond at Forest Run MetroPark's Timberman Ridge - August 27, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Rentschler Forest MetroPark's Line Hill Mound Area - August 26, 2020

#MinuteInMPX - Meadow at Elk Creek MetroPark's Meadow Ridge Area - August 25, 2020

Australorpe Chickens - August 24, 2020

Feathers of Many Colors - August 21, 2020

#MinuteinMPX - Indian Creek MetroPark's Springfield Road Area - August 20, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Governor Bebb MetroPark Natural Areas - August 19, 2020

#MinuteinMPX - Waterfall at Rentschler Forest MetroPark - August 18, 2020

Elk Creek MetroPark - Greenspace Preserved, Nature Delivered - August 17, 2020

Wetlands at Gilmore MetroPark - August 14, 2020

Dutch Bantam Hens - August 13, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Indian Creek MetroPark's Oxford Reily Road Area - August 12, 2020

Perseid Meteor Shower - August 11, 2020

Great Pyrenees on the Farm - August 10, 2020

Wild Berries - August 7, 2020

Three Sister's Garden - August 6, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Chrisholm MetroPark's Woodsdale Regional Park - August 5, 2020

Volunteering with MetroParks - August 4, 2020

Sturgeon Moon - August 3, 2020

July 2020

Family Fun Fridays - Shadow Drawing - July 31, 2020

Creeking - Gilmore MetroPark Pond Challenge - July 30, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Forest Run MetroPark's Timberman Ridge Area - July 29, 2020

More Patterns in Nature - July 28, 2020

Easter Egger Hen - July 27, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - World Beneath Your Feet - July 24, 2020

Creeking - Four Mile Creek MetroPark's Sycamore Bluffs Area - July 23, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Governor Bebb MetroPark's Pioneer Village - July 22, 2020

Garter Snakes & Gray Rat Snakes - July 21, 2020

Jewelweed - July 20, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - Sponge Ball Water Games - July 17, 2020

Creeking - Governor Bebb MetroPark - July 16, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Elk Creek MetroPark's Sebald Park Area - July 15, 2020

Volunteering - Nestbox Monitoring - July 14, 2020

Orienteering - Forest Run MetroPark's Timberman Ridge - July 13, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - Mushrooms & Fungi - July 10, 2020

Creeking -Indian Creek MetroPark's Oxford Reily Road Area - July 9, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Chrisholm Metropark's Historic Farmstead - July 8, 2020

Eastern-eyed Click Beetle - July 7, 2020

Bird Nests - July 6, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - Water First for Thirst - July 3, 2020

Creeking - Forest Run MetroPark's Wildlife Preserve - July 2, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Voice of America MetroPark - July 1, 2020

June 2020

Photo Walk - Water Compositions & Reflections - June 30, 2020

Chickens on the Farm - June 29, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - Food Chain - June 26, 2020

Creeking - Forest Run MetroPark's Timberman Ridge Area  - June 25, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Rentschler Forest MetroPark's Reigart Road Area - June 24, 2020

Dragonflies - June 23, 2020

Spittlebugs - June 22, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - Fossils - June 19, 2020

Creeking - Fairfield's Pleasant Run Creek - June 18, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Gilmore MetroPark's Gilmore Road Area - June 17, 2020

Eastern Box Turtle - June 16, 2020

Gray Tree Frog - June 15, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - Sun Safety - June 12, 2020

Creeking - Elk Creek MetroPark's Sebald Park Area - June 11, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Harbin Park - June 10, 2020

Rye Field - Chrisholm MetroPark's Historic Farmstead - June 9, 2020

Streamside Salamander - June 8, 2020

Strawberry Moon - June 5, 2020

Creeking - Rentschler Forest MetroPark's Reigart Road - June 4, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Elk Creek MetroPark's Meadow Ridge Area - June 3, 2020

Common Watersnakes - June 2, 2020

American Toad - June 1, 2020

May 2020

Orienteering - Rentschler Forest MetroPark's Reigart Road Area - May 29, 2020

Swallows - Part 2 - May 28, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Forest Run MetroPark's Wildlife Preserve Area - May 27, 2020

Poison Ivy - May 26, 2020

Buckeye Tree & State of Ohio Natural Symbols - May 25, 2020

Patterns in Nature - May 22, 2020

Swallows - Part 1 - May 21, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Indian Creek MetroPark's Springfield Road Area  - May 20,2020

Common Milkweed - May 19, 2020

Chrisholm MetroPark's Historic Farmstead's Goats- May 18, 2020

A Walk in the Rain - May 15, 2020

Eastern Cottontail Rabbits - May 14, 2020

Tell Tale Signs of Spring - May 13, 2020

Great Horned Owl- May 11, 2020

National Bike Month - May 7, 2020

Compost Critters - May 5, 2020

April 2020

Nests & Nest Boxes - April 30, 2020

Sketching Outdoors - April 28, 2020

Chicken Chat- April 23, 2020

Seeds - April 21, 2020

Strawberry Plants & Craft- April 16, 2020

Dogs on the Farm - April 14, 2020

Mud Painting - April 9, 2020

Spring Wildflowers - April 7, 2020

Habitats - April 2. 2020

March 2020

Spring Scavenger Hunt - March 31, 2020