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April 7, 2014

Perfect timing at Fort Hill

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March 13, 2014

Might Spring Suddenly Explode?

Written by Curator Emeritus Bob Glotzhober The Minnesota author and naturalist/philosopher, Sigurd Olsen, wrote (paraphrased here as close as I can remember) "one can only truly appreciate spring after one has experienced a northern Minnesota winter." Ohio (and much of the US) has come close to that this winter so perhaps we'll really, really appreciate […]

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February 19, 2014

Bob Glotzhober receives the “Naturalist” award!

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February 11, 2014

Running in circles!

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February 10, 2014

OSU’s Museum of Biodiversity crawling with life!

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January 28, 2014

Drifting along with those tumbling, tumbling, tumble SNOW BALLS!

Written by Curator Emeritus Bob Glotzhober Since our natural history department is a collections-based operation, we don't very often deal with weather phenomenon. Today I ran into a weather event that defies any long-term collections, other than through photographs. But it is so unusual here in central Ohio and so interesting that we just had […]

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January 13, 2014

Grandma Gatewood

One of the most iconic figures in the world of hiking, not to mention a national symbol for overcoming adversity, is the amazing Emma "Grandma" Gatewood. From Gallipolis, Ohio she was the first woman to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. She hiked the entire 2,168 miles of the trail in 1955, and […]

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January 7, 2014

Frigid weather!? Bring it on!

Thanks to Juli Six of OHS Archaeology, who shared this link that shows one great benefit of the recent cold temperatures: it kills many of the Emerald Ash Borer beetles that are destroying our ash trees! We've been battling this destructive and invasive beetle at Cedar Bog where it's killed many of the ash trees. […]

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December 13, 2013

Interesting fossil specimens turn up!

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December 5, 2013

What is this unusual structure!? Freak of the Week #8