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Pipevine Lifeline: They’re on the Move

Pipevine Lifeline: They're on the Move The Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars disperse from their host plant, the Dutchman's Pipevine, each summer to pupate. They'll overwinter inside their chrysalises, and emerge in the spring as newly-minted butterflies! A few years...
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The Great Equalizer: What do Birds do in the Rain

Rain: The Great Equalizer By Krista Botting, Summer Field Biologist Gray clouds roll in, a breeze starts up, and you can smell ozone on the air. You know it’s coming. The birds know it’s coming. Even your dog knows it’s coming. The rain might start as a sprinkle, or...

Plants for a Deer Resistant Garden: Here Comes the Sun

Plants for a Deer Resistant Garden: Here Comes the Sun By Alex Hall, Leon Levy Native Garden Intern Many people think deer resistant native plants are boring, green leafy foliage-- however, there are many colorful, showy flowers that won’t be eaten by deer that are...

Plants for a Deer Resistant Garden: Throw Some Shade

Plants for a Deer Resistant Garden: Throw Some Shade By Alex Hall, Leon Levy Native Garden Intern Not only do Northeastern gardeners have to endure harsh winters and rocky soils, but we also have to contend with White-tailed Deer. The all too familiar woodland...