Category: Nature

NaturePlay@BCM opens

A group of children cut the ribbon.

The kids wielded the scissors to cut a ribbon of paper butterflies and open NaturePlay@BCM. That seems appropriate, since the innovative outdoor play space at Covington’s Behringer-Crawford Museum is designed for them.

Discover the ‘secret gardens’ of western Cincinnati

Saturday, June 18, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Cincinnati Horticultural Society wants to be your guide to some seldom-seen private gardens in western Cincinnati. The annual Secret Garden Tour provides an opportunity to experience creative garden designs, unique horticulture and insightful gardening expertise as you explore the gardens.

A weekend’s work: find 100 solutions to climate change

U.S. EPA acting deputy director Stan Melburg at the 2015 gathering

Friday, June 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Cintas Center, Xavier University – For those who think climate change is too big to tackle, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit has an answer – actually, 100 of them. Keynote speaker Paul Hawken and other regional leaders will explore 100 solutions to reduce carbon emissions.

Volunteers needed for Ohio River cleanup

Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m.-noon – Folks of all ages are invited to be one of the thousands of volunteers who will spend a Saturday morning cleaning up the Ohio River and its tributaries. The effort will be led by Great Parks of Hamilton County and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission.

Cincinnati Flower Show

Speaker Andrea Wulf (center) with Lecture chairs Jane Votel and Ruthann Sammarco

Already, organizers from the Cincinnati Horticultural Society are making plans for next April’s Flower Show. Meanwhile, here’s a look at images from some of this year’s special events…