If you ever get the opportunity to take a walk in the woods with Cincinnati Nature Center Naturalist Cory Christopher, do not hesitate for a second. It’s like having your own personal guide to the outdoors – the amount of knowledge Cory has about local trees, insects, reptiles, mammals, or anything else that is alive is amazing. His eyes light up when talking about how a species of wildflower attracts a pollinator or the importance of protecting endangered habitat. It’s enough to make you feel like a kid on your first hike all over again.

In addition to being a master naturalist and all-round cool person, Cory also helps run the Nature Center’s native plant greenhouse. Here, over 120 species of native plants are raised before being sold to land and homeowners. These plants create habitats for insect, reptile, bird, and amphibian populations.

Discussion Guide: Cory Christopher – Backyard Naturalist

Native Garden Planner

Pollinator Garden Observation Journal

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