Do you remember when you were growing up, playing in creeks and walking through the woods? Have you ever shared some of those experiences with your children?

  Greater Cincinnati has the good fortune to not only have a vibrant and growing arts, culture and entertainment scene, our region is also an amazing place to discover life in the great outdoors. And to help with that discovery, next Saturday and Sunday the 11th annual Great Outdoor Weekend takes place: 120 free outdoor events spanning the eight counties in and around Greater Cincinnati. Joining us for a preview of the many and varied events you can enjoy this weekend are Kimberly Whitton, communication coordinator for Great Parks! Hamilton County Park District; Amy Sauer, Program & Events manager with Green Umbrella; and Emily White, co-owner of Roads Rivers & Trails adventure outfitter.

Scarlet Tanagers, Pileated Woodpeckers, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Indigo Buntings. Beautiful birds all, and all spotted recently in parks and neighborhoods in our area, along with the more common Cardinals, Goldfinches, Juncos and Carolina Wrens. You just have to look, and listen. Cincinnati Nature Center Chief Naturalist & Adult Program Manager Bill Creasey, and Nature Center Visitor Services Coordinator and Naturalist Lester Peyton, are with us with tips and thoughts on birding in the Ohio Valley. Another great source for information is the American Bird Conservancy.

The 90-Second Naturalist Podcast and Archives

Jun 10, 2014

Get a daily glimpse into the natural world from Cincinnati Public Radio with The 90-Second Naturalist.

Hosted by Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the mission of his work is to tell the story of biological diversity, natural history, and wildlife conservation to the general public.

There is a lot going on in all the Hamilton County Parks. Kimberly Whitton from Great Parks of Hamilton County joins our Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about some great upcoming events, including a performance by the U.S. Air Force Band, and the new branding of the district.

The Forest Unseen

Nov 30, 2012

David Haskell, a professor of biology at the University of the South, has written The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature, which details his almost daily visits to a one square meter patch of an old-growth Tennessee forest in order to trace the daily changes, and the comings and goings of the seasons, wildlife

The Great Outdoor Weekend

Sep 14, 2012

Brewster Rhoads from the Green Umbrella Regional Sustainability Alliance is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about next weekend’s Great Outdoor Weekend, an opportunity to participate in over one hundred environmentally friendly activities around the area.