Sunday, August 1, 2021
Lanterman's Mill

Julie Geiss recounts the views of a recent trip to Mill Creek Park. Learn more about the history of the man-made structures and the beauty around them.
Elderberries

Julie Geiss weighs in on the new fad in immunity support — elderberry products — and the work it takes to harvest them.
The Linesville Spillway is home to ravenous carp. (Julie Geiss photo)

Julie Geiss and her family recently visited the Linesville Spillway at Pymatuning State Park to feed the ravenous carp at the well-known "bowl."
tunnel on Allegheny River Trail

Julie Geiss recaps a recent outing on the Allegheny River Trail, which runs 32 miles to Oil City, allowing visitors glimpses into local history.
firefly

Julie Geiss recalls the first night her family spotted lightning bugs at dusk on their property and the lessons they learned from watching them.
Badlands National Park

Yellow sweet clover is appealing to the eye but damaging to the land in a mixed-grass prairie, like the one at Badlands National Park.
yellow sweet clover

Julie Geiss outlines some invasive plant species spreading within the U.S. today and ponders the best management techniques.
fly fishing

Julie Geiss recalls the detour in Montana that fueled her sons' interest in fly fishing.
Hellbender Bluff

Julie Geiss and her kids visit Hellbender Bluff County Park, in Lisbon, Ohio, to bike the pump track — a BMX-style bike course.
Mirror Lake

During a run at Firestone Park in Columbiana, Ohio, Julie Geiss reflects on the way Harvey Firestone’s legacy continues to promote peace in park visitors.