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Reared vs Wild Monarchs

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Monarchs are symbolic in their flight and fight for survival against habitat loss, pesticide use and climate change. Some people raise monarchs in the hopes of helping their populations, but is that causing more harm than good?

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Ashes, ashes don’t all fall down

Monday, September 7, 2020

While the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has devastated ash tree populations, a recent research study by forest scientists at Michigan State University found numerous white ash trees that had survived the EAB infestation that began in the early 2000s.

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DIY Bees & Butterflies

Monday, August 24, 2020

Toilet paper tubes can be repurposed for all sorts of crafts and hours of creativity. In this fun activity, take some inspiration from our summer pollinators and make your own DIY bees and butterflies using recycled toilet paper tubes.

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Jewels of the Night

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Fireflies delight people of all ages, and they’re prolific at this time of year.  Summer is not complete without spending a few, warm summer evenings watching or catching these lighted beetles!  There are at least 170 species of fireflies in North America, and they may be...

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Why Birds Bathe

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

It might seem like common sense, but have you ever wondered why birds bathe?  It’s been a hot summer. Even here in Western Pennsylvania, we had more 90-degree days in July than we have had in several years. And while our rainfall is slightly above the normal...

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