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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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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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: 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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Melinda’s Garden: Designing a Wildlife-Friendly Landscape

We love watching the bunnies hopping across the lawn or ground squirrels scurrying away with a cheek full of seeds — that is, until they dine on our favorite shrub or take just one bite out of each red ripe tomato in the garden.

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The Beauty in Nature: Feathered Dancers

Up to six kinds of small birds nest or winter along flowing streams in North America.

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Melinda’s Garden: Planning and Designing a Productive Vegetable Garden

Whether planning your first, second, or 10th vegetable garden, it can be overwhelming. There are so many tasty vegetables and never enough space and time to grow them all.

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