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Construction Update on The Audubon Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Riot Act: Nature Notes: Whittier Peninsula construction update By John Ross Construction of a new urban nature center on the Whittier Peninsula is coming along well, and plans for a late spring opening seem within reach. The Grange Insurance Audubon Center — dedicated to education, recreation and conservation — will be the crown […]


This Month in the Ohio Woods: March

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In Columbus, there’s a lot of buzz about greener living, local pride and sustainability. But I’ve yet to meet many Ohioans who have more than a passing familiarity with the fabric of Ohio herself. What’s she made of? What kind of tree is that? In the words of many an Ohioan… “Uh, a maple? I […]


Bending Nature at The Franklin Park Conservatory

Walker Evans Walker Evans

On Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending the preview of the new Bending Nature exhibit at the Franklin Park Conservatory. This new installation includes works by 15 artists including Dorothy Gill Barnes (Columbus), David Byrne (NYC), Dennis Oppenheim (NYC), Shigeo Kawashima (Kanagawa, Japan) and many others. This exhibit is part of an ongoing program […]


Alive’s Green Issue Hits Newsstands Today

 John Ross

For anyone in Columbus looking for ideas on how to decrease their impact on the environment, be sure to check out this week’s Alive. In it, you’ll find: – an interview with Cathy Tiffany, a local family woman who has great suggestions for going green in simple ways – two-page spread on going green in […]

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