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Resource Directory for Pennsylvania
The various kinds of salamanders, worldwide, have different life cycles.
Two kinds of related oceangoing birds, Wilson’s petrels and Leach’s petrels, have several characteristics in common.
Blacknose dace and Johnny darters are slim, 2-inch fish that live in various-sized waterways in the eastern United States, including southeastern Pennsylvania.
Up to six kinds of small birds nest or winter along flowing streams in North America.
Early in April in southeastern Pennsylvania, many green shoots emerge from crunchy carpets of dead, fallen leaves on woodland floors and push toward the sunlight.
Raptors are birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, and owls, that capture other creatures for food.
During February, some years ago, while driving through snow-covered farmland in Lancaster County, I saw a flock of over a hundred small birds “bounding” low in flight, down to snowdrifts in a large field.
The beautiful and hardy harlequin ducks and long-tailed ducks are small species that adapted to wintering in specific saltwater niches along North America’s Atlantic Coast, from Canada to Virginia.
Tall, picturesque loblolly pine trees dominate Southern lowlands from Louisiana along the Gulf Coast to northern Florida and up the Atlantic Coast to the Delmarva Peninsula, located between the Chesapeake and Delaware bays.
Thickets are a dense, human-made community of young deciduous trees, shrubbery and vines, and tall weeds and grasses growing where they took root in soil that was disturbed, then abandoned.
Pokeweed and staghorn sumac trees are plants that have red foliage in September and October.
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