The Beauty in Nature: North American Jays

We’ve had blue jays in our yard for the more than 30 years I’ve lived at my home. Having blue feathering with black and white markings, blue jays are attractive and welcome on our lawn.

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The Beauty in Nature: When the Tide is Out

Earth’s oceans twice daily rise around the world like a “wave” of people at a sporting event because of the pull of our moon’s gravity.

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The Beauty in Nature: October Farmland

Autumn reminds us that winter is coming, with its short daylight each day and cooling temperatures.

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Melinda’s Garden: Plan Ahead for Amaryllis Blooms All Winter Long

Let amaryllis fill your home with flowers for the holidays and keep the blossoms coming all winter long.

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The Beauty in Nature: Farmland Mammals

Several kinds of mammals adapted to Pennsylvania farmland, giving each species more area to live and reproduce in, which increases their numbers.

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The Beauty in Nature: Catching Insects in Midair

Several kinds of creatures catch flying insects in midair during summer and autumn in southeastern Pennsylvania. Those species of winged wildlife are a variety of small birds, bats, and dragonflies.

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The Beauty in Nature: Summer Saltmarsh Sounds

Saltmarshes are watery, grassy habitats between barrier island beaches and dunes along seacoasts and the mainland. Saltmarshes along the Atlantic Ocean from New England to Virginia are alive with a variety of creatures in summer, most of which are there to raise young.

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Savvy Senior: Adaptive Gardening: Tips and Tools for Older Gardeners

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you recommend some good tools and tips for senior gardeners? My 77-year-old mother loves to work in the garden but over the past few years has been plagued by injuries.

– Concerned Daughter

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The Beauty in Nature: Wastewater Wildlife

For an hour one afternoon toward the end of April of this year, I stopped at one of my favorite wildlife places close to home in New Holland. This spot is dominated by treated wastewater from New Holland businesses that flows constantly into a brook in a cow pasture.

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