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  • Stink Bugs

    This week’s blog is written by Lakin, an Ursids alumni, who got a whiff of a stinky insect and braved its stench to find out more. She investigated the “stink bug” and gives us all the details in her blog post, explaining why we see a sudden influx of stink bugs when the weather turns cool outside! What a stinky situation!

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  • “The Tunnel” – Research to Reduce Bird Collisions

    This week’s post comes to us from Zara, a monthly blog correspondent and Drummers alumni. She writes about bird friendly glass that allows birds to prevent window collisions. This new research in window glass has the potential to greatly reduce bird/glass impacts by making the glass more visible to bird in flight.

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  • Wintertime I.D. For Common Pennsylvania Trees

    This week’s post comes to us from Peter, a monthly blog correspondent, as well as a Drummers and Ursids alumni. He writes about identifying trees in the winter when there are no leaves to rely on. This is not only a useful skill to have, it is also a fun way to spend time outdoors or on hikes!

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  • Go Green

    This blog post is written by Gabi, a Drummer’s alumni and monthly blog correspondent. She details different kinds of “green” energy, giving a deeper understanding of “going green”. Gabi focuses on solar power as an option when making a choice for your energy source.

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  • Beneficials in the Garden

    This week, Hannah, a monthly blog correspondent and alumni of the Bucktails, Drummers, and Brookies field schools, writes about considering our more “showy” pollinators in the garden. She takes us deeper into the world of butterflies, and why they are key players on the pollinator field.

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  • A Mid-winter Mystery

    This week’s blog post is written by Wulfgar, a Drummers alumni, who muses about how trees make it through the long, harsh winter months. His curiosity piqued, Wulfgar dug deeper into the mystery of what happens to trees during winter, and found out what special adaptations they have developed to survive.

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  • National Parks, National Forests, and Wilderness Areas

    This week’s blog post comes to us from Julia, a Bucktails and Bass alumni, and monthly blog correspondent. She writes about respecting the beauty and amazing resources we have in our National Parks, National Forests, and designated Wilderness Areas, by following guidelines in place to preserve and maintain these treasures.

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  • Naturalist Notes: Sanderlings – Chasing the Tide

    Eli, a returning monthly blog correspondent, shares with us this week some of his “Naturalist Notes” – journal entries, if you will, of a naturalist. Journals were often kept by explorers to new regions, and these notes from naturalists have helped spread information about species and make connections throughout the scientific and non-scientific world. You don’t have to be a professional to share your knowledge!

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  • Bella the Bird Dog – Update!

    This blog post comes to us from a second-year monthly correspondent, Hannah, who is a Bucktails, Drummers, and Brookies alumni. She has been working with her pup Bella for two years now, training her up as a bird dog. To read the first post about Bella (and to compare photos to see how much she has grown!), click here to read Hunting Dog Training.

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