The Beauty in Nature: Birds Benefitting from Mowing

A few kinds of summering birds that I have watched getting food in southeastern Pennsylvania benefit from lawn mowing in suburban areas and hay cutting in croplands.

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Add Gardening Space, Beauty, and Ease with Elevated Gardens

Elevate your gardens to waist-high level for convenience and easy access. Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck, or any area where a bit of planting space is desired.

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The Beauty in Nature: Enchanted Summer Evenings

Sunny summer evenings in southeastern Pennsylvania are enchanting and become more so as summer progresses.

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The Beauty in Nature: Nesting Pasture Birds

Southeastern Pennsylvania meadows, dotted with deciduous trees both young and mature, are beautiful farmland habitats.

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Nutrition Vouchers Available

In cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers will be distributed to eligible persons on Wednesday, June 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at all Lancaster County Office of Aging senior centers.

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Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers Available

The York County Area Agency on Aging, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, is again offering the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program to eligible York County seniors.

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Grow a Bountiful Garden and Share with the Hungry

Do you always squeeze in an extra tomato plant, another row of beans, or one more hill of zucchini?

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The Beauty in Nature: Coniferous Beauties in May

May is a time of flowers, singing birds, long evenings, and other beauties of spring in southeastern Pennsylvania. And it’s the time of tender, new growth on coniferous trees, birds nesting in many conifers, and other attractive, interesting aspects of those local evergreen trees.

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The Beauty in Nature: Easily Seen Predators

American kestrels, red-tailed hawks, belted kingfishers, and great blue herons are common, easily spotted predatory birds here in southeastern Pennsylvania, as elsewhere.

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