Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Blog

CITY PARKS: A ONE-STOP ESCAPE

July 2, 2021
Pathway of forest in Riverview Park

What if you could find fun, exercise, relaxation, stress management, education, entertainment, love of nature, and more all in one place?  That one place may be a Pittsburgh City Park…

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Look… It’s Bambi!

June 18, 2021
deer eating in the woods

Whether you are simply enjoying a walk, taking your pet for their daily exercise, or cross country skiing through the hills of Frick Park, I can guarantee that you have…

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The Eastern Redbud

June 17, 2021
picture of eastern red bud leaves

(Cercis canadensis) The Eastern Redbud is a small deciduous tree known for its display of pink flower blossoms when in bloom. Native to eastern North America, this species has a…

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Spring Blooms in Pittsburgh

June 16, 2021
close up picture of saucer magnolia blooms

As the weather begins to warm up, we have begun to see all sorts of colorful sights returning to the Pittsburgh parks. Birds are returning, bees are buzzing, and trees…

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Oak Tree ID

June 16, 2021

Now that the weather is getting warmer, you might be itching to get outside to the parks.  While winter is a beautiful time to be out in the parks, the…

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Outdoor Sack Backpack Hacks

June 16, 2021

Do you wish to get outdoors more? Do you want to take on hiking as your new hobby? Do you need some insight on what to bring on your next…

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Watch this Big Ol’ Oak Tree Grow its First Buds for Spring!

June 16, 2021
picture of oak tree in spring

As the skies clear up, it is always a joy to see life spring back into Pittsburgh with all of its trees bursting into full bloom.  As the seasons slide…

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Forest Succession in Frick Park

June 16, 2021
deer foraging for food

Forest succession occurs in all wooded areas, whether it is completely wild or strictly managed. Frick Park is no exception! Forest succession is the process by which a forest ecosystem rebuilds…

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Live Stakes

June 15, 2021
bundled live stakes

HI, HELLO, AND WELCOME TO THIS WEEK’S POST ON LIVE STAKES! I am sure you are wondering, “What in the world are live stakes?”, but no worries, I’ll answer that…

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Foraging for Beginners Part Two

June 15, 2021
Socially distanced foraging hike in Frick Park

This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of joining Melissa Sokulski, author of the wonderful blog “Food Under Foot” on the Wild Edibles Hike at Frick Park. Thanks to this…

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