The 3rd Annual Strut Your Mutts Paws By The River will be held September 14th in the Village of New Richmond, Ohio. Events will start at noon and last until 6:00 p.m. There will be music, contests, games for the kids, exhibits, presentations, pet adoptions, photo opportunities with your pets, food, and a parade at 2:00 p.m.
The Great Outdoor Weekend is a sampling of the best outdoor recreation and nature education activities offered in the region around greater Cincinnati. For the last 10 years countless families have been introduced to their local "natural resources," and this year will be the biggest yet!
Accompany a naturalist into the dark and discover a rarely-encountered world of wonders. Cincinnati Nature Center’s annual nighttime celebration "Preparing for Night" welcomes the community to explore nature’s wonders - at night! The festivities take place on Saturday, September 14th from 5:00 pm – 10:00 p.m. at Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road in Milford, OH.
A typical household in the Midwest spends nearly $2,000. per year on energy. While up to half of the energy used goes toward heating and cooling, other home features like water heaters, appliances and lighting contribute to energy bills. Swapping traditional light bulbs for CFLs is one of the easiest ways to start saving energy at home and at work, especially during fall and winter, when fewer daylight hours and cooler temperatures keep people inside.
On Saturday, August 31st, the Goshen Park District and the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation Districtare hosting a free rain garden workshop at Stagge-Marr Park, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m. The park is located at 6662 Goshen Road in Goshen Township. Experts from the Rain garden Alliance of Greater Cincinnati will be on hand to talk about everything participants need to know about building their own rain garden.
Run Wild during the Cincinnati Zoo's Cheetah Run 5K Run and Walk on Sunday, September 1st, at 8 a.m. Guests of all ages are invited to join the fun during the 3.1 mile run and walk through the beautiful Cincinnati Zoo. The course features the Zoo’s unique gardens and exotic animal exhibits, providing scenery unlike any other venue in town.
Yellow jackets are a type of paper wasp found across the country. Depending on the species, they either nest above or below ground in colonies with workers and one queen that lays eggs. During the spring and early summer, workers build-up the colony with chambers for eggs and a protective, outer shell. When the colony reaches full size, the queen lays eggs that will develop into male and female yellow jackets that leave the nest to start new colonies the following year.
The US EPA offers a school flag program to raise awareness about air quality conditions by raising flags in front of schools during the week. The School Flag Program uses colored flags based on US EPA’s Air Quality Index to notify teachers, coaches, students and others about air quality conditions.