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Returning to Chester County’s Biking Paradise

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Having spent five years battling heat, humidity, head-winds, and a dearth of paved country roads in Kansas, I couldn’t be more thrilled than to now have Chester County and its surrounding environs as the backdrop for my many miles in the saddle.  So, you ask, what makes this such a special...

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How Wasps Make Beautiful and Complex “Oak Apples”

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Recently, land stewardship staff came across these mysterious puff-balls on an oak tree while out in the field. With a little research, we learned that these are galls, sometimes known as “oak apples.”“Oak apple galls” are leaves that have developed into a thin sphere because wasps have...

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Hands Off is Best During Fawning Season

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Often during this time of year wildlife management organizations receive a high volume of calls from concerned folks who have observed a lone fawn. Many fawns are removed from their location and brought to people’s homes or to animal rehabilitation services in an attempt to “rescue” the animal...

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A Special Kind of Birding: By Ear

Friday, June 2, 2017

Birding conjures several stereotypes. A person carrying binoculars, field guides, camera with an oversized lens and pants tucked into their socks while staring at the top of trees is probably the image that comes to mind. Regardless of the image associated with the hobby, the skill associated...

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Save the Valley

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

With generous support from private individuals and foundations, we can preserve 240 acres in Beaver Valley...

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