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Plants & Gardens

Plants growing naturally and in the gardens throughout MetroParks of Butler County locations play various roles in the ecosystem.  Learn about many of them through the links below!  Remember to leave all living things as you find them so that they can continue to do their job and be there for others to enjoy.

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Sunflower Update #1 - August 6, 2021

Common Elderberry - July 6, 2021

Sunflowers - June 22, 2021

Lichens - June 21, 2021

Eastern Redbud Trees Part 2 - June 17, 2021

Eastern Cottonwood Trees - June 15, 2021

Poison Ivy Vines - June 8, 2021

Tulip Tree - May 27, 2021

Oak Trees - May 13, 2021

Wild Ginger - May 11, 2021

Mayapple - May 6, 2021 

Eastern Redbud Trees - April 12, 2021

Spring Garden Clean Up - March 22, 2021

DIY Seed Starter Pots - March 17, 2021

Tree Identification: Kentucky Coffee Trees - March 3, 2021

Do Plants Hibernate? - February 3, 2021

Sassafrass Trees - January 13, 2021

Pinecones - January 6, 2021

Tree Identification: Honey Locust Trees - November 30, 2020

Mess is Best: Part 2 - November 16, 2020

Mess is Best - November 6, 2020

Big Bluestem Grass - October 28, 2020

Acorn Excursion - October 26, 2020

Fall Gardening & Gourds - October 21, 2020

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

Leaf Miners & Snakeroot - October 16, 2020

Tell Tale Signs of Fall - October 9, 2020

Why do Leaves Change Colors? - October 7, 2020

Wild Grape Vines - October 5, 2020

Grants & Plants - September 28, 2020

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

Paw Paw Trees - September 16, 2020

Button Bush - August 28, 2020

Wetlands at Gilmore MetroPark - August 14, 2020

Wild Berries - August 7, 2020

Three Sister's Garden - August 6, 2020

Jewelweed - July 20, 2020

Rye Field - Chrisholm Historic Farmstead - June 9, 2020

Poison Ivy - May 26, 2020

Common Milkweed - May 19, 2020

Seeds - April 21, 2020

Strawberry Plants & Craft - April 16, 2020

Spring Wildflowers - April 7, 2020