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For the Love of the Land

Sunday, February 14, 2021

On this Valentine's Day, we're highlighting our shared love of the land and water resources that make our region such a beautiful place to call home.From the rolling hills and productive fields to the historic landscapes and open spaces that have been protected from development, there’s...

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Groundhogs: Celebrating the Benefits of a Hungry Troublemaker

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Groundhogs' pesky habits often overshadow the benefits they provide to both the ecosystem and humans—even farmers and gardeners. In celebration of Groundhog Day, let’s explore the ways in which groundhogs help make our world a better place.

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Rhododendrons as Thermometers

Friday, January 22, 2021

Did you know that some rhododendrons can act as a living thermometer, showing you just how cold it is by the curl of their leaves? Learn about the science behind this interesting phenomenon, called thermonasty.

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Leaves that won't get lost

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Why do some trees, like beeches and oaks, hold on to their leaves well past the time that others have dropped all of theirs?

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