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Honey Bees Hunt Bargains, Bumble Bees Go Gourmet

First published August 21, 2019, by Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Thanks to NY Conservationist for allowing use of bird feeder photo /It is rewarding …

Cactuses and the Spine of Appalachia

First published July 17, 2018, by Carnegie Museum of Natural History. No one thinks of deserts in Pennsylvania, but we have one habitat that includes many plants …

Boogie Woogie Aphids

First published September 26, 2018 by Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Aphids are usually small wingless insects that suck sap from plants, usually specializing on one kind …

a bobcat at rest

Bob cats

First published December 8, 2020, by Carnegie Museum of  Natural History. With winter approaching, visitors to Powdermill Nature Reserve can anticipate seeing the tracks in …

fern glade in the woods

Beauty and the Beast

There is something peaceful and soothing about a lush fern glade. The soft texture of the fronds contrasts with the trunks of the trees. The …

Woodlands in White

This essay was written because most people do not think about nature much in the winter. First published by Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 2019.  …