Lauryn Stalter

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Ask A Naturalist: Submit Your Nature Questions To Parks Conservancy Educators

August 29, 2018 by Lauryn Stalter

Curious about a bird or butterfly that you've spotted in the parks? The best trail to find wildflowers? Why trees change color in the fall? We're...

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Parks' Artist-In-Residence Synthesizes Music, Science, And Learning

August 3, 2018 by Lauryn Stalter

Thanks to our first artist-in-residency, those who visit the Frick Environmental Center are treated to a live musical performance every time it...

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It's Hip To Be In The Square: Mellon Square Alive With Fitness, Music, Markets And More

July 27, 2018 by Lauryn Stalter

A green oasis in downtown Pittsburgh, Mellon Square is one of our favorite places to find calm in the city bustle. In addition to its offerings of...

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Leaves Of Three, Let Them Be: Tips For A Poison Ivy-Free Summer

June 15, 2018 by Lauryn Stalter

Hairy vine, a danger sign. Longer middle stem, don't touch them. Leaves of three, let them be.

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Growing, Learning, Leading: Park Pals Ages 55+ Create Community Through Public Programs

June 1, 2018 by Lauryn Stalter

A new community is taking root in Pittsburgh's parks. Coming from all professional and personal backgrounds, park pals ages 55+ looking to...

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1K By May: Let's Put Pittsburgh On The Map During The City Nature Challenge

April 27, 2018 by Lauryn Stalter

Wherever you are in Pittsburgh, you're in Penn's Woods. We're connected to nature not only through our parks, but also the trees that line our...

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Ash Tree Conservation Efforts Part Of Continuing Fight To Save Native Trees

April 12, 2018 by Lauryn Stalter

In Sheraden, Highland, Riverview, Frick, Schenley, Swisshelm, and Allegheny Commons parks, you may spot trees with a band of white tape that...

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Meet Just A Few Of Our Favorite Trees

March 22, 2018 by Lauryn Stalter

At this time of year, tree buds are just waiting to put on their colorful spring show. 

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Long-Term Restoration Project Underway In Frick Park's Clayton Hill

March 2, 2018 by Lauryn Stalter

In the Clayton Hill area of Frick Park, Parks Conservancy and City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) staff are teaming up for forest...

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