Let’s Talk About Parks: Animal Families

NOV 29, 2016 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The benches near the gatehouses and solar-array-covered parking area at the new Frick Environmental Center in Frick Park are a great place to see families at play. Every combination of moms, dads, kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends spend time in our city’s regional and neighborhood parks. Meaningful events such as birthday parties, engagements, weddings and holiday hikes take place in the park. Even in colder seasons, families of all configurations enjoy the outdoors as they bike, sled ride or look for leaves, berries or mushrooms together.

Human families aren’t alone in Pittsburgh’s parks. Animals have families, too, and they are busy making homes, gathering food and living in our city’s thousands of acres of parkland... Read the full article