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Invasive Species Spotlight: Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)

Friday, September 14, 2018

Giant hogweed, Heracleum mantegazzianum, may not be one of the most well-known invasive species in our area, but this supersized plant has recently been in the spotlight for its potentially dangerous side effects. Giant hogweed produces a sap that makes human skin sensitive to sunlight, causing serious burns and blistering.

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Spring is on its Way

Friday, April 6, 2018

Spring is on its way. Longer days filled with sunshine and warmer weather will be here soon. The changing seasons is an opportunity for Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art members to get outside and enjoy our beautiful nature preserves. For the ardent observer, signs of changes have been...

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“Herp” Awakenings in the Brandywine region

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Early spring in the Brandywine Valley and the surrounding area is the ideal time to look and listen for herps. “Herps” is short for Herpetofauna—the collective term for both reptiles and amphibians. Someone who studies herps, either as an amateur or professional, is called a...

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