Category: Nature

Review: Tulsa Zoo’s” BUGS” exhibition brings a surreal experience while educating 

More than one million species of insects populate the Earth. Studying bugs is difficult because they are tiny. In response, the Tulsa Zoo developed an idea to blow up the proportions of the insects to an enormous size. By doing so, the oversized models have been attractive to visitors who attend the “BUGS” exhibit at […]

Review: Larger-Than-Life and Life-Size LEGOS on display at Tulsa Botanic Garden 

Held at the Tulsa Botanic Garden this spring is Nature Pop, a series of statues made of LEGOS on display to visitors of the scenic garden. Onlookers of statues at the garden were regaled with folk songs sung by music duo “Two Crows for Comfort.” (Accompanying this article is a video with the sights and […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Two days of returning of ice age in Oklahoma 

A massive ice storm went through the Sooner State on Jan. 22 and 23, 2024. In Tulsa, 0.28 inches of freezing rain accumulated, according to the National Weather Service. The roads were turned into a complete sheet of ice, creating hazardous conditions for drivers.  I observed the storm from a rural area of Oklahoma near […]

A local farm is producing a well-known perennial plant, lavender – More than just a beautiful flower 

Lavender scent is widely available these days; you can find it in candles, soaps, colognes, lotions, detergents, and cleaning products, among other items.   In the United States, lavender essential oil is most popular and the most often utilized for skin treatment and other uses. For example, another use of lavender can be seen in the […]

Peaceful fall nature motifs are an invitation for reflections 

The withering of nature in the fall brings unexpected colors and compositions that can be explored by an artist. Fall comes to Oklahoma with its peaceful beauty of oak forests, rivers, and lakes. Tatyana Nyborg, TCC Connection Metro Campus editor, presents pictures of the oak forest by Keystone Lake in northeastern Oklahoma. 

Keystone Lake’s history: A story of nature and a former town

Keystone Lake is a body of freshwater that leads from Mannford to Sand Springs and is 15 miles west of downtown Tulsa. There was once an entire “Old West Town” that was founded in 1900 that has since been flooded over with Keystone Lake’s waters. The Keystone Dam began construction in 1956 and ended construction […]

Flowers decorate the exterior of TCC’s Metro Campus in summer

Tulsa Community College (TCC) Metro Campus experienced interior and exterior renovations within the last two years. Tatyana Nyborg, TCC Connection Metro Campus editor, reported on the interior construction and renovations in the past. In this essay, she has a goal to show the beauty of urban floral design outside the campus building. 

Gray’s Analysis: Tafvmpuce – Wild Onions – A Reason to Come Together  

As I sat down to begin researching for my next article, my wife, Cheyenne Gray, made an exciting discovery. Just 10 feet from our front porch, was a strange clump of grass. For years we would mow it over in the summer, and each year it would just grow back. My wife, being the green […]

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