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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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Spring is on its Way

Friday, April 6, 2018

Spring is on its way. Longer days filled with sunshine and warmer weather will be here soon. The changing seasons is an opportunity for Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art members to get outside and enjoy our beautiful nature preserves. For the ardent observer, signs of changes have been...

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