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  • Leave No Trace

    This week’s blog post is written by Julia B, Monthly Blog Correspondent and Bass and Bucktals alumni. She illustrates the need to “Leave No Trace” and the importance of the idea. Julia also highlights the steps that one must take if you are to follow the guidelines for Leave No Trace.

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  • North American Bobcats

    This post is written by Monthly Blog Correspondent, Lakin P, a Ursids alumni. She focuses on the North American Bobcat and its physical features, while also explaining the food habits the bobcat has.

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  • The Birds, Cats, and Air of Athens, Greece

    Monthly Blog Correspondent, Zara M, a Drummers alumni, traveled to Greece at the beginning of the year. Her passion for bird watching was not squandered as she came across several birds she had not seen before. At the same time, Zara came upon realizations about Greece’s air quality and the culture of the feral cat population.

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  • Winter of the Monarchs

    This week’s blog post focuses on the Monarch Butterflies and the obstacles that are now in their way due to human encroachment on their habitat. Hannah K, 2nd year Monthly Blog Correspondent and a Brookies, Bucktails, and Drummers alumni, delves into the events that have begun to threaten the Monarch Butterflies’ livelihood.

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  • Ants in Your Backyard

    This blog post is written by Peter L, Monthly Blog Correspondent and a Drummers and Ursids alumni. He showcases a couple types of ants and their habitats. Peter also gives insight into an ant’s life and some cool facts that are sure to enlighten you.

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  • Inosculation: A Natural Marvel

    This week’s post is written by Monthly Blog Correspondent, Julia B, a Bucktails and Bass alumni. She highlights a natural phenomenon rarely seen, inosculation. Julia elaborates on how trees can become inosculated and how it can be associated with spiritual meaning.

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  • Monarch Butterfly Migration

    The blog post of the week was written by Monthly Blog Correspondent, Lakin P, a Ursids alumni. She informs us about some small, colorful insects. Monarch Butterflies are unique in the fact that they migrate across such a large distance. Lakin also raises an issue that may affect future generations of Monarch Butterflies.

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    Monarch Butterfly Migration
  • Reduce and Reuse, not just Recycle

    This week’s blog post focuses on the topic of recycling and its two lesser known counterparts: reduce and reuse. The post is written by Monthly Blog Correspondent, Zara M, a Drummers alumni. She digs into landfill and recycling statistics, while cycling through her thoughts to offer up some suggestions to all of us.

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  • Fragmentation: A Pandora’s Box for Birds

    This week’s blog, written by a second year Monthly Blog Correspondent, Eli D, is ‘for the birds’! Eli, a Bass and Brookies alumni, often goes birding around Penn’s Woods. He explored a wooded area where birds inhabit places that are affected by habitat fragmentation, and muses over the benefits and costs to the ecosystem caused by these fragmented areas of wilderness during his outing.

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  • Healthy Soils are Full of Life

    This week’s blog post is written by Hannah, a 2nd year Monthly Blog Correspondent and Brookies, Bucktails, and Drummers alumni. Her role as a Conservation Ambassador led her to a new topic, soil conservation. After further investigation, Hannah is now well versed in soil conservation and lays out her research on why healthy soil is full of life in today’s blog.

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