We’ve had a warm winter; one that is constantly tricking us into thinking it’s already spring! Here’s a sampling of articles that will spark your interest just in time for spring to, well, spring!
It’s PA’s snow geese migration time again and what can be better than watching the migration in real time? HDonTap has you covered. There is nothing better than getting to watch nature live when you can’t actually be out in it!
Pennsylvania Land Owners Encouraged to Perform Prescribed Burns…
LNP | January 26, 2020 | Ad Crable
Penn State Extension thinks it’s time owners of small woodlots in Lancaster County and throughout Pennsylvania feel the burn.
Extension is launching a new initiative to convince private forest owners of the need to intentionally set fire to their woods in carefully controlled burns to help wildlife, control invasive plants, knock back tick populations and to simply improve the health and diversity of their woods…read more!
Why Long Walks Will Change Your Life
Human Parts | January 8, 2020 | Harry J. Stead
Walking is medicine — it cures anxiety, sparks inspiration, and brings us back to ourselves…read more.
Jumping Worms are Taking Over North American Forests
The Atlantic | January 23, 2020 | Julia Rosen
Until about 10,000 years ago, a vast ice sheet covered the northern third of the North American continent. Its belly rose over what is now Hudson Bay, and its toes dangled down into Iowa and Ohio. Scientists think it killed off the earthworms that may have inhabited the area before the last glaciation. And worms—with their limited powers of dispersal—weren’t able to recolonize on their own…read more.
PA Sets Lofty Goals for Climate Action, but can it Achieve Them?
The Bay Journal | January 22, 2020 | Ad Crable
Pennsylvania, which ranks fourth in the nation in its emissions of climate-altering carbon dioxide, took a much bolder stance in addressing climate change in 2019, at least in words...read more.
Shuts Environmental Library
Did you know that Lancaster County has an environmental library? Shuts Environmental Library is a public lending library that occupies an 18th century farmhouse beside the Environmental Center in Central Park. The library was established in 1991 to provide resources about the environment to the general public. Educators can also take advantage of the library’s comprehensive selection of teacher guides and curriculum materials for grades K-12...read more.