Conservancy Blog

Conservancy Blog

DIY: Toilet Paper Bunnies

Cottontail rabbits are considered a sign of spring, commonly associated with Easter, and frequently seen in towns and suburbs. With spring’s arrival, recycle those toilet paper rolls and make your own festive bunnies for decoration, gift giving or as egg...

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Yes, you can plant trees in the woods: A Case Study

There is probably no bigger stewardship challenge in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware than our woodlands. It is hard to maintain the quality of woods, much less improve them. 

Our woods have grown up over the past 75 years, on disturbed land: former farmland or...

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Penguin Court: Where the Bobcats Roam

Located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania, the Brandywine’s Penguin Court Preserve boasts 923 acres of land that is largely forested and home to a wide variety of wildlife. As part of an ongoing research project, Duquesne University's Department of Biological Sciences has been studying and monitoring the high occurrence of bobcat sightings on the property.
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Q&A with Matt Meyer, County Executive for New Castle County, Delaware

In this Q&A session, we chatted with Matt Meyer, County Executive for New Castle County, Delaware. When Meyer first ran for public office in 2016, he was a sixth and seventh grade Math teacher. He defeated a heavily favored three-term incumbent in a grassroots campaign to serve as the Chief Executive of Delaware’s largest county. A key policy focus is his GreeNCC agenda, aimed at addressing climate change, preserving open space, creating bikeable walkable trails and promoting clean water.
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How plants defend themselves against disease

If you have a vegetable or flower garden, you’re probably well aware of the common diseases that such plants are susceptible to: tomato blights, for example, or rose rust. Plants, like animals, must defend themselves against diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi, collectively called pathogens.
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