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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Why Earth Needs Its Day: Celebrating Earth Day In Pittsburgh's Parks

April 20, 2018 by Scott Roller

Our spinning planet dazzles us with endless levels of amazement each and every day.

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Ask A Naturalist: Why Do Leaves Change In Fall?

November 3, 2017 by Pittsburgh Parks

If you take a walk through Pittsburgh's parks in autumn, you’ll see an amazing array of colors as fall leaves change and drop.

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Get To Know 10 Common Park Trees (Part 2)

October 24, 2017 by Lauryn Stalter

On your next visit to the parks, we challenge you to find these five trees that are rooted there. And if you missed the first part of this blog, ...

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Get To Know 10 Common Park Trees (Part 1)

October 2, 2017 by Lauryn Stalter

How well do you know the trees that are rooted in your parks?

Recently, we were inspired by this New York Times article to introduce you to just a...

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

September 22, 2017 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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Nature In Your Neighborhood: Birding Opportunities In Homewood

May 5, 2017 by Lauryn Stalter

Have you ever considered your neighborhood a part of nature?

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Why Nature Is Good For Mind And Body

March 7, 2017 by Scott Roller

This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in the Let's Talk About Parks” series. The series is designed to encourage...

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