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Brrr-ing It On: Here's How Some Local Wildlife Prepare For The Cold

November 16, 2018 by A Parks Pal

As we witness the yearly transition from vibrant greens to colorful hues to snow-covered parks, we bid our farewells to fall and welcome a new...

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EDGED OUT: An Exhibition Of Work From An Artist Residency In Herpetology

June 22, 2018 by A Parks Pal

Move over canary in the coal mine, amphibians are an understated climate bellwether deserving of the spotlight.

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How Green Infrastructure In Parks Can Lead To Community Empowerment

May 18, 2017 by A Parks Pal

This article previously appeared on MeetingoftheMinds.org and is reprinted with permission.

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Explore The Panther Hollow Watershed On This Self-Guided Tour

September 15, 2016 by A Parks Pal

The Schenley Park that you know today has changed tremendously throughout history. 

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A Treasure In The Historic Hill District: August Wilson Park Now Open

July 29, 2016 by A Parks Pal

It’s a place on a cliff with breathtaking views of Pittsburgh landmarks – the Allegheny River, the Strip District, the 16th Street Bridge and the...

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The Morel Of The Story: Searching For Fungi In The Parks

March 31, 2016 by A Parks Pal

Searching for fungi in the parks is like going on a big scavenger hunt -- one that changes with each new season. Last fall, author of the blog...

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Hidden Treasures: Fungi in the Parks

October 2, 2015 by A Parks Pal

What if each time you visit a Pittsburgh park, you were really on a treasure hunt? What if the clues, and even the treasures themselves,...

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Parks Prescription: Uniting Public Lands with Public Health

July 9, 2015 by A Parks Pal

Which would you prefer: a day out in the parks, or a day in your doctor’s office?

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Great Expectations: Birding In Pittsburgh's Parks

January 15, 2015 by A Parks Pal

This guest blog was shared courtesy of Ted Floyd, Editor of Birding Magazine. This article previously appeared at The ABA Blog, published by the...

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