Chances are most nature goers will experience the dreaded poison ivy rash at least once in their lifetime. Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a native plant that is valued by wildlife—humans are one of the few species vulnerable to its “poison.” The easiest way to avoid the painfully itchy reaction is to steer clear of the plant. Learn about a few common look-alike species that are often confused for poison ivy or download a handy field guide to take with you during your next nature walk.Read More
Did you know the Brandywine Conservancy's Penguin Court Preserve was originally named for the 10 African penguins that roamed the former estate home in the mid-1900s? To celebrate World Penguin Day, let’s learn more about African penguins!
Spring blooms are one of our favorite parts of the season each year. One way to prepare for spontaneous spring planting is to create seed bombs that you can place outside. They can be made in almost any form, ranging from spheres that are easy to toss into garden spaces or even small...