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The Greenhouse at Penguin Court

Friday, May 10, 2019

In 2015, the Brandywine Conservancy took ownership of Penguin Court, Richard M. Scaife’s former family estate in Laughlintown, Westmoreland County, PA...

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Bird Migration: New technology sheds light on age-old behavior

Thursday, February 21, 2019

In spring, keep your eyes and ears open to experience one of nature’s most amazing phenomena: bird migration. Using both modern technologies and old-fashioned observation, scientists are learning more about where birds go and what they need to survive the journey.

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Invasive Species Spotlight: Lesser celandine (Ficaria verna)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The blooming of ephemeral flowers is one of the early signs that spring has finally sprung, and warmer weather is—hopefully—here to stay. However, not all spring ephemerals are a welcome start to the season. Don’t let the sweet buttercup appearance of lesser celandine fool you. This early, sprouting invasive species grows vigorously, quickly forming large mats and outcompeting native ephemerals before they even have a chance. Lesser celandine can wreak much havoc in its short lifecycle which makes early detection and control key to protecting our native nectar sources of spring.

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Glenolden Christmas Bird Count at the Waterloo Mills Preserve

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The 99th Glenolden Christmas Bird Count in Delaware County, part of the 119th Audubon Christmas Bird Count, will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018. This year marks the tenth time Brandywine Conservancy staff has participated in the count on the Waterloo Mills Preserve.

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