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Algae & Duckweed: The Costs and Benefits

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Some of the most common aquatic vegetation found in Pennsylvania ponds is duckweed and filamentous algae. Despite a similar appearance from afar, they are two very different plants that, although typically beneficial for ponds, can have a negative effect if found in excessive...

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DIY "Stained Glass" Butterfly

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

With summer in full swing, many more species of butterflies and moths are appearing in the landscape around us. Evoke those bold summertime colors and create your own prismatic butterfly with this fun activity!

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Art with a Twist: Dandelions or Fireworks?

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

What child—or adult—hasn’t wished upon a mature dandelion and gently blew the seeds—and wishes—into the wind? And who doesn’t love some colorful fireworks on a warm summer’s eve? With this fun art project, you can evoke fond memories of both summer delights![[{"fid":"...

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Attracting Hummingbirds

Thursday, June 11, 2020

With their territorial sass, iridescent colors and quick motions, hummingbirds are a delight to many. These impressive little birds are unique in that they can fly forward, backwards and upside down; they can even hover. The ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris...

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Market and CSA farming in the time of COVID-19

Monday, June 8, 2020

In this guest article, hear from Two Gander Farm's co-owner Deirdre Flemming on how their small, family-run organic farming business has been adapting to the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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