During more than a year’s worth of visits documenting every season with his camera, photographer TJ Vissing made new discoveries daily at the Edge of Appalachia Preserve in Adams County, Ohio. Vissing shares highlights, lessons learned and the importance of slowing down as he describes his time in the acres preserved thanks to the Ohio Nature Conservancy. This episode supplements the FotoFocus exhibit and lecture that was scheduled for October 2020 and is possible thanks to a FotoFocus Emergency Art Grant. To see Vissing's favorite photo from his work at the Edge, click here.
In this episode of Between the Leaves at the Lloyd, join professor, botanist and invasive species expert Theresa Culley, PhD, as she describes how a chance encounter with a sapling she couldn't identify shifted the course of her research career. Now a national expert on the pretty and pernicious Callery Pear (also known as the Bradford Pear), Culley leads efforts to limit the spread and harm of invasive species in Ohio. Like so many other important stories about nature in the state and beyond, this one has roots that reach back into the collections at the Lloyd.
In this episode of Between the Leaves at the Lloyd, Brick Gardens founder and social enterprise entrepreneur Dominque Peebles shares the story of his journey from a corporate job in Cincinnati to life as a community garden guru. His approach to growing food as good medicine extends beyond physical health to encompass healthy ways of thinking about, and connecting with, neighbors.
One of Cincinnati’s pioneering 20th century scientists understood that nature’s beauty reaches beyond sweeping landscapes and includes creatures invisible to the naked eye. Naturalist and artist DeVere Burt shares the story of Annette Braun, the first woman to earn a PhD at the University of Cincinnati and an impeccable artist whose fascination with tiny moths led to the discovery of hundreds of new species.
Decades before anyone celebrated an Earth Day, a group of impassioned academics, school teachers and community members in Cincinnati built an unlikely coalition of conservationists that was uniquely qualified to fight for land conservation in Ohio. In this episode, one of them, Hardy Eshbaugh, emeritus professor of Miami University, tells their story.