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The Littlest of the Littlest

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

What's cuter than a baby bird? Easy, a baby falcon!Pictured here is a freshly hatched American kestrel. The American kestrel, or Falco sparverius for you lovers of Latin or budding ornithologists, is the smallest of our native North American falcons. ...

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Got Habitat?

Friday, May 22, 2015

If a tree dies in the forest, should you remove it? If the dead tree is not threatening people or property, we say no. Dead trees provide food and shelter for wildlife and, as they decompose, return vital nutrients to the soil. They can also make for great discoveries. Just look at what we found earlier this week in a dead tree in our Laurels Preserve.

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Appreciating Eastern Redbud

Friday, March 27, 2015

Eastern redbud is a native understory species that is one of the first trees to bloom each spring.It is perfect for use in yards and cultivated landscapes as it grows only 20 to 30 feet tall and has spectacular spring blooms. Its flowers provide nectar sources for butterflies and...

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Trumpeter Swan K46 Visits Chadds Ford....again

Thursday, February 20, 2014

In late January, a trumpeter swan was spotted in a marsh along the banks of the Brandywine Creek here in Chadds Ford, less than a mile from our office. The swan, which only stuck around for a day or two, was wing-tagged with the number K46.

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Conservancy "Cures" West Bradford Zoning

Thursday, December 19, 2013

We bring you good news regarding the potential redevelopment of the former Embreeville State Hospital property.On December 10, 2013, the West Bradford Township Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Ordinance 13-06, on which three planners from the Brandywine Conservancy served as...

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