Seasonal Changes

by Bailey Zook, Teaching Naturalist This time of fall turning to winter is such a lovely season full of changing colors, shortening, slowing days, and cozy evenings. It is full of environmental cues that it’s time to slow down, take stock, and prepare to rest. In my...

#OptOutside This Thanksgiving Week!

#OptOutside this week! MNHC will be closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and the staff are looking forward to some fun outdoor explorations…and we encourage you to do the same! Avoid the frenzy of holiday shopping on Black Friday and head outside with your...

Five Facts to Make You Go Batty for Bats!

by Stephanie Laporte Potts This Halloween, as you’re enjoying your trick-or-treat spoils, be sure to thank a bat for your chocolate bar. Bats are key pollinators of cacao, the key ingredient in chocolate. (For those of you with enough willpower to restrain yourself at...

Tripping on Toads

by Amy Howie We ventured off on a hike we have done plenty of times, expecting our usual outcome:  amazing, expansive views, fresh smells of nature, and the sounds only a vast canyon can provide. It was Father’s Day 2017 when my husband and I decided to take our three...