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September Spectacle: Broad-winged Hawk Migration

Friday, September 14, 2018

September brings shorter and cooler days as we approach the fall equinox. During this month a migratory spectacle takes place in our skies.  Broad-winged hawks flock together in impressive numbers consisting of tens to thousands of individual birds as they fly south to their wintering...

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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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Support your local pollinators: plant a diverse landscape

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

An estimated 90% of the world’s flowering plants rely on pollinators. Our food supply depends on pollinators, too: more than 75% of crop species need pollinators. Our best tool to protect these vital members of our natural community is understanding how and where these creatures live which...

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