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DIY Bird Shop: Nesting Materials

Monday, May 4, 2020

Spring is here! Although birds continue to migrate north, many call Pennsylvania home and are looking for nesting places to raise their young. The nesting material birds use varies among species and habitats, but can include mosses, grasses, twigs, pine needles, leaves, animal fur, feathers, mud, spider webs and more! Help birds find what they need by creating your own one-stop shop of nesting materials to hang in your backyard.

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DIY Birdseed Eggs

Saturday, April 25, 2020

If you have some leftover plastic Easter eggs that you are looking to repurpose, try out this fun DIY activity that your backyard birds will appreciate and find very appetizing!

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Desktop Easement Monitoring from Home

Thursday, April 23, 2020

We are living in an unusual time. With many of us now working from home, we’ve become experts at programs like Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams and a multitude of other technologies that help ease the transition and keep us connected to family, friends, colleagues and collaborators. For those of us who are lucky enough to have jobs we can perform remotely, we find that the disruption is not actually all that disruptive to our work. However, it does make us think a little harder about what we can and cannot do from the comfort of our own homes.

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Today, April 22, 2020, marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Through the years, this day has taken on the context of the time in which it’s celebrated. I looked up a newscast by Walter Cronkite on the first Earth Day in 1970—which I remember well—and was simultaneously thankful for how far we’ve come in our awareness of our natural environment and saddened by the fact that we are still not fully addressing deep concerns of the past and those that have come to light in the years since.

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The First Blush of Spring

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Nature’s first blush of green is a sign that spring is officially here. Whether you are hiking, driving or just looking out into your backyard, you will notice green starting to appear. It may come as a surprise that these first glimpses of green are often non-native invasive plant species. The...

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