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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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A Call to Count Your Snakes for Conservation

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

For most people, trepidation usually sets in after someone has an encounter with a snake. Other times, people will go out of their way to pick snakes up, observe and release them without causing harm. Whether you walk toward snakes or run from them, their presence fills an important role in...

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