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The Greenhouse at Penguin Court

Friday, May 10, 2019

In 2015, the Brandywine Conservancy took ownership of Penguin Court, Richard M. Scaife’s former family estate in Laughlintown, Westmoreland County, PA...

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Bird Migration: New technology sheds light on age-old behavior

Thursday, February 21, 2019

In spring, keep your eyes and ears open to experience one of nature’s most amazing phenomena: bird migration. Using both modern technologies and old-fashioned observation, scientists are learning more about where birds go and what they need to survive the journey.

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Glenolden Christmas Bird Count at the Waterloo Mills Preserve

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The 99th Glenolden Christmas Bird Count in Delaware County, part of the 119th Audubon Christmas Bird Count, will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018. This year marks the tenth time Brandywine Conservancy staff has participated in the count on the Waterloo Mills Preserve.

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Invasive Species Spotlight: Southern Pine Beetle—an emerging threat to pines?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The southern pine beetle’s (SPB) diminutive size belies the lethal impact embodied in its scientific name: Dendroctonus (“Tree-killer”) frontalis. It is “the most destructive pest of pine in the southern United States.” While not what we usually classify as an “invasive” species (exotic plants or animals imported far from their native range), the southern pine beetle’s increasing threat to our pine woods makes it worth our attention.

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