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Tag: habitat

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.

Air Traffic

This week’s blog is written by Hannah, a Bucktails, Brookies, and Drummers alumni, and long-time Monthly Correspondent. She writes about a topic we don’t think about often when considering air travel: that we are sharing the friendly skies with our avian neighbors, and need to account for being in their airspace when we fly.

The Amazing Quaking Aspen

This week’s blog post is written by Julia, a Bucktails and Bass alumni. She gives us some great information about the quaking aspen, and took her excellent accompanying photo while in Carson National Forest in New Mexico this past summer.

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!

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!