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The Eastern Striped Skunk, common throughout the United States, is our only native Ohio skunk. They are members of the Mephitidae family, which is Latin for “stench.”  The word “skunk” is one of the few Algonquin Indian words to enter the English language.  Striped skunks are extremely...

Years ago, our very own Krohn Gift Shop sold a t-shirt that read, Ski Cincinnati. It featured a graphic of a “mountain range” with each hill labeled Mt Echo, Mt Adams, Mt Auburn, etc.  Looking north across the river from Covington, it isn’t as easy to...

Are you part of a cast (crows), party (jays) or charm (finches) of bird enthusiasts? Join over 47 million Americans, roughly 20 percent of the nation’s population, who enjoy bird watching! About Birding There’s no better time to learn about our local birds than during the winter...

For almost all of the growing season, leaf color is dominated by chlorophyll. For good reason: chlorophyll is the pigment of photosynthesis. At the end of summer, other pigments accumulate in the leaves of deciduous plants. As the chlorophyll breaks down in the fall, the...