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By Darren Krolikowski

Hello Raiders! This month, in honor of Earth Day, the Green Raiders are promoting and hosting some events that you all should know about:

  • April 17 – Stark Parks is hosting a clean-up on the Mahoning Valley

Spring “Greening”

By: Sophie Ramsey

Hey ‘Ders! We’re used to being Purple all year, but we also have a chance to be Green Raiders all year round and take care of our planet, too! It can be difficult being a student, sibling, …

The Scary Truth About PLASTIC

By Mallory Glenn, Green Raider

Did you know that during the last decade, we have produced more plastic than the amount that was produced throughout the entire 20th century? Statistics show that the typical American throws away nearly 200 lbs. …

Periodical Cicadas have arrived!

Posted on May 31st, by Adam Zorn in Nature Center. Comments Off on Periodical Cicadas have arrived!

By now, you have probably heard about the big cicada invasion coming to NE Ohio. If you haven’t, well, then you were probably taken aback this weekend if you live anywhere near an emergence site. There are a number of …

Observing an Early Spring

Posted on February 8th, by Adam Zorn in Nature Center. Comments Off on Observing an Early Spring

The weather of the winter of 2015-16 as been undeniably odd.  Honestly, I use the term “winter” loosely at this point. The majority of people would probably agree that winter encompasses the months of December, January, and February. Winter officially …

Wildflowers Emerge at UMU Nature Center

Posted on April 14th, by Adam Zorn in Nature Center. Comments Off on Wildflowers Emerge at UMU Nature Center

Despite the lengthy spell of winter weather through the end of March this year, the area’s spring wildflowers are beginning to rise from the soil and open their blossoms. Cultivated flowers such as tulips and daffodils are common sights in …

Feeding Wild Birds

Posted on March 14th, by Adam Zorn in Nature Center. Comments Off on Feeding Wild Birds

At the Nature Center, we maintain a suite of bird feeders all year round. Feeding songbirds in your backyard can be a year-round activity, but most people, including beginners, maintain bird feeders only during the colder months of the …