Mary Beth shows you how to make your own back yard bird feeder using recycled materials.

This Sunday, May 9, is Mother’s Day and expectations are high. After all, moms (and dads) have been sharing the role of teachers, caregivers, counselors and entertainers during the pandemic. Whether you decide to make the classic breakfast in bed or treat your mom with a gift, there are plenty of ways you can safely […]

Cut your waste and feed your garden by creating a compost area at home. To get started, all you need is a little know-how and a space big enough for a container or bin. Why compost? Organic waste, such as food and yard waste, make 25% to 50% of what people throw away. While you may […]

MetroParks’ sustainability coordinator, Tim Pitchard, shows you how rain barrels work. If you are handy you can craft one yourself of purchase a pre-made one at many garden centers so you can save water and keep your yard looking great during the long summer days. Learn how to make your own rain barrel with help […]

Meet MetroParks Animal Ambassadors Before the pandemic, you may have seen MetroParks staff and volunteers with animals in classrooms and at events and festivals. These Animal Ambassadors are part of the MetroParks team and help teach the public about the natural world. These animals live at Germantown MetroPark and are cared for by MetroParks’ wonderful […]

Emerging only once every 17 years, Brood X cicadas have many wondering what to expect in their yards and in MetroParks as the weather warms. Perhaps the most important thing to understand is that cicadas are harmless to humans and pets, they do not bite, and they are not poisonous. What are cicadas? While there […]

  May take-home program kits MetroParks wants to keep you and your family safely engaged with fun, educational programs that help you connect with nature. Developed by MetroParks’ education and recreation staff, take-home program kits allow families to experience nature on their own time while learning new things and developing new skills. Kits include self-guided […]

Today, April 22, is Earth Day, a day where we celebrate all the natural world provides us, from the air we breathe to the food grown from its soil. At MetroParks, every day is Earth Day — and we hope you will join us in adopting some fun Earth-friendly habits to maintain your commitment to […]

On the heels of National Gardening Day, which was April 14, MetroParks celebrated all things growing with Leah Bahan-Harris, the general manager of the soon-to-open Gem City Market. April is also National Minority Health Month, a great reason to take a deeper look at access to community assets that support equitable health, from public programs […]

April 14 is National Gardening Day, and there are so many reasons to get outside and admire the blooming gardens in your MetroParks – and perhaps even plant a garden yourself! Gardening is the perfect pastime for those who want low-impact movement and to grow their own healthy produce, while also giving back to the […]

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