Monthly Archives: October 2015

Signs of Fall 10: Cavity Nesting Team

In my first Signs of Summer this year (May 28, 2015) I mentioned a project that Deborah and I were participating in up at Harrison Hills Park. We had teamed up with a wonderful group of volunteers to monitor a … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall 9: Ferns

Deborah and I have always loved ferns. Our hikes through the woods here in Pennsylvania and prior to that up in New York State have always been highlighted by abundant fern landscapes and meadows. Even though we recognize that these … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall 8: Peppers in the Garden

One of my favorite events of Summer and Fall is picking and eating whatever the deer and woodchucks have left me out in my garden. By now the peas and beans have come and gone and the tomatoes are beginning … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall 7: Stink Bugs (again)!

In mid-September, 2009 I came across my first brown marmorated stinkbug (Halyomorpha halys). I found several of them up on campus, put them into a terrarium, added some grapes and some wet filter paper for moisture and then turned them … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall 6: Bumblebees and a Shrinking World

This time of year you can step out into a field of goldenrod or stand next to a wall of flowering Japanese knotweed and experience the frantic, almost hysterical activity of the late season bumblebees and honey bees as they … Continue reading

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