Nature Notes

Wineberries: A Tasty Opportunity To Take Action

Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius) INTRO Have you ever been out on a midsummer night stroll and spotted a red fruit growing on a prickly bramble? With the fruit itself made up of a cluster of small red berries, your instinct might lead you to believe that it is raspberry. However, upon closer inspection, you notice that the […]

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Transforming Invasive Plants Into Delicious Pesto

Garlic mustard plants can grow up to three feet tall and be identified by their heart-shaped leaves with scalloped edges and clusters of small, four-petal white flowers. INTRO Springtime on the East Coast brings an abundance of garlic mustard plants. Whether on the side of the road, on the edge of a crop field, or […]

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How To Help Endangered Species

Shown: Little brown bat (endangered species). One helpful action that can be taken to support this species is adding a bat box to your property, which encourages them to return for years to come! INTRO Our region is home to many threatened and endangered species, which means that we all have a responsibility to help […]

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Know Thy Snake Neighbor: Eastern Milksnake – Lampropeltis triangulum

  INTRO Eastern Milksnakes (Lampropeltis triangulum) are among the most misunderstood snake species we have in Pennsylvania. Because they bear a slight resemblance to the venomous (but also misunderstood) Northern Copperhead, they’re often senselessly persecuted by people. The truth is, not only are Eastern Milksnakes completely harmless, they actually make pretty decent neighbors. Let’s take […]

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    1. Concerts in the Garden – August

      August 23 @ 6:30 pm
    2. Kayak Trip to Hendrick Island

      September 11 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    3. River Days Cleanup at Bristol Marsh Nature Preserve

      September 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    4. Tree Planting at Bellwood Preserve

      October 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    5. Tree Planting at Hart’s Woods Preserve

      October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm