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The snow goose (Anser caerulescens) migration is an annual event that many of us within the Chesapeake Bay region look forward to each year.
Our forests have always endured natural stresses and disturbances like fires, storms, drought, etc. The impacts of climate change in our region will certainly exacerbate these stresses and alter the composition of our forests in various ways.
Do you understand the important role fallen leaves play in our ecosystems? After the season of fall foliage, leaves of our deciduous trees brown, fall, and start the second half of their lives, giving back to the ecosystem that formed them!
Tree cavities come in all shapes and sizes. Each tells a story related to that tree and the wounds it has endured. Dive into what causes many tree cavities and what spooky things can happen as a result of them this “Holloween.”
Did you know that in addition to its vibrant fall foliage, shagbark hickory provides important habitat and food for wildlife like black bears, raccoons, squirrels, bats, and more?
Our Pennsylvania Forests Team is seeking volunteers to help plant nearly 5,000 trees across the Commonwealth this spring!
The best fireworks in the world don’t hold a Roman candle to a native grassland in mid-summer. Grasslands (also known as meadows) are not only beautiful, but are important habitats in our region which are often misunderstood and overlooked.
“Hey Rob, can you write an article for the newsletter? Maybe something that showcases the wildlife of the watershed. Something that makes people feel good, gives them warm and fuzzy feelings.” Hmm fuzzy… I know just the thing! Spiders! Everyone likes spiders! Now before you say “Nope” first of all, think of something original to …
Each Spring and Fall, Alliance staff work tirelessly to plant thousands of trees throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The goal is to reforest as much of the watershed as possible for our forests, for our streams, and for our future. Many of these reforestation projects are riparian forest buffers, which are the area of land adjacent to a stream containing native, perennial trees and shrubs.
The Alliance’s Riparian Rangers volunteers are helping ensure our watershed gets reforested, one site check at a time. Here’s how you can join the movement.