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3 Tricks for Turning your Halloween Pumpkin “Green”

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Crisp mornings, pumpkin spice offerings and changing leaves let us know that Fall is upon us and with it, Halloween.  According to the Halloween Industry Association, 49.2% of Americans decorate for Halloween and nearly as many carve pumpkins.  Over 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are...

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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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