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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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“Herp” Awakenings in the Brandywine region

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Early spring in the Brandywine Valley and the surrounding area is the ideal time to look and listen for herps. “Herps” is short for Herpetofauna—the collective term for both reptiles and amphibians. Someone who studies herps, either as an amateur or professional, is called a...

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Environmentally friendly home deicing

Friday, January 26, 2018

Now that we are seeing a January thaw (temporary, for sure) it is a good time to think about how to treat driveways and walkways in an environmentally friendly manner. Rock salt (...

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