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Dispelling Myths About Pennsylvania’s Forests

Thursday, November 19, 2020

There are commonly held myth’s about forests and forestry in Pennsylvania and it is important to dispel these myths so that we can promote sound and sustainable management of those forests. David R. Jackson and Sanford S. Smith from Penn State Extension wrote the following article about some...

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Preserved Lands in King Ranch area of Chester County Offer Hope and Summer Home for Bobolinks

Thursday, October 8, 2020

This past spring and summer, a team of avian researchers spent their days observing the breeding season of Bobolinks in the agricultural and preserved lands of the iconic King Ranch area in southern Chester County. Learn about the team’s research into the lives of bobolinks and what they’ve learned so far about their habitat preferences and the impact of the land on their survival.

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The Forgotten Pollinators: How You Can Help Save Endangered Moths

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

If you have a flower garden or just enjoy looking at the wildflowers that spring up every year, you’re probably familiar with the flashy pollinators hopping from flower to flower. But they are not the only pollinators crucial for maintaining a healthy ecosystem. At night, when bees are asleep and butterflies are roosting, their pale moth cousins punch into their shift.

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Invasive Species Spotlight: An Update on the Spotted Lanternfly

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

In 2020 alone, the spotted lanternfly have spread to 12 new counties, bringing the total to 26 Pennsylvania counties. Spotted lanternfly have also crossed state lines making their way into Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

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