Category: Nature

Zoo bursts with blooms, events in spring

More than 10,000 varieties of tulips bloom at the zoo in April.

In spring, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden comes alive with special events as well as blooms and babies. April belongs to the blooms. With one of the largest displays in the Midwest, more than 10,000 varieties of tulips are accompanied by a million daffodils, hyacinths, flowering trees and shrubs.

2,300 turn out for Zoofari

Cheryl and Tim Hastings

More than 2,300 guests gathered Sept. 16 for Zoofari, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s premiere party with a purpose. This year’s theme, “A Botanical Dream,” came to life against a backdrop of splendid decor, elegant attire and floral wonders at the zoo.

Pool closed? Ohio River’s open Sunday

Why is it that for some of us it’s not enough to swim laps inside once the plug has been pulled on our favorite outdoor pool? For the hearty souls who have been grieving summer’s end and the closing of the pools, there’s still the Great Ohio River Swim.