The Beauty in Nature: Native American Farming

Beside hunting, fishing, and gathering, Native Americans living in eastern forests had a unique, interesting, and ingenious way of growing crops in small fields in those shaded woods. Their only tools, before the coming of European settlers, were stone axes and sharp-pointed sticks.

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Melinda’s Garden: Keep Gardening after the First Fall Frost

There is nothing worse than frost in the forecast and a garden full of vegetables not quite ready for picking. Use some simple strategies to extend the growing season and keep enjoying garden-fresh vegetables.

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The Beauty in Nature: Eggs on Their Feet

The 4-foot-tall, 88-pound emperor penguins are the only birds on Earth that raise young on sea ice around the Antarctic Continent during the southern hemisphere’s winter, which is our summer.

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The Beauty in Nature: Interesting Local Insects

July to the end of October is the time of insects in southeastern Pennsylvania because those invertebrates are cold-blooded and active only during warmer weather.

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The Beauty in Nature: Ways Salamanders Live

The various kinds of salamanders, worldwide, have different life cycles.

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Melinda’s Garden: Manage Mosquitoes to Better Enjoy Your Outdoor Space

Dine, play, and enjoy your outdoor spaces more than ever this year by managing annoying and disease-spreading mosquitoes. Use a multifaceted approach to boost your enjoyment and help keep mosquitoes away.

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Melinda’s Garden: Vacation Care for Container Gardens

Planning a few long weekends or a vacation may have you rethinking your garden plans. Don’t let time away from home stop you from growing flowers and vegetables in containers.

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The Beauty in Nature: Dancing on the Ocean

Two kinds of related oceangoing birds, Wilson’s petrels and Leach’s petrels, have several characteristics in common.

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The Beauty in Nature: Dace and Darters

Blacknose dace and Johnny darters are slim, 2-inch fish that live in various-sized waterways in the eastern United States, including southeastern Pennsylvania.

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