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An RTPI Intern Explains Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Surveys

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020

An RTPI Intern Explains Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Surveys

RTPI Survey – February 14, 2020 by Taylor Haight; Jamestown Community College Student/RTPI Intern On Valentine’s Day, volunteers from Jamestown Community College and the community participated in an HWA survey at Roger Tory Peterson Institute and JCC preserves. Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, or HWA, is an invasive, aphid-like insect that feeds on the sap of hemlock trees. Feeding disrupts the flow of nutrients to the twigs and needles and could lead to the death of the tree within four to ten years. Since it’s first detection in the early 1920s, HWA has spread to 17 states, and now occupies more...

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What’s Going on in Your Woods? 24th Annual Northwest PA Forest Landowner Conference

Posted by on Feb 5, 2020

What’s Going on in Your Woods? 24th Annual Northwest PA Forest Landowner Conference

24th Annual Northwest PA Forest Landowner Conference February 29th, 2020 Frank G. Pogue Student Center Edinboro University Registration Deadline: February 21st What’s going on in your woods? During this forest focused event, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute will be hosting a table to provide information about Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, the High Allegheny Hemlock Conservation Partnership and how to get involved in protecting our local forests from this unwanted pest. Landowner Conference Brochure – 2020 For more information about the event please visit...

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Allegheny Outfitters to Host Free Hemlock Tree Conservation Programs

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020

Allegheny Outfitters to Host Free Hemlock Tree Conservation Programs

Want to show your love for our local forests? During the week of Valentine’s Day, partners of the High Allegheny Hemlock Conservation Partnership and Allegheny Forest Health Collaborative will join Allegheny Outfitters in Warren, PA for two events focusing on the invasive pest known as Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) which is threatening our native Eastern Hemlock Trees. On Thursday February 13th, this collaborative will lead a training session at Allegheny Outfitters from 6-7:30pm. And on Saturday, February 15th conservation staff from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute will join Allegheny...

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RTPI to Host “Illuminating the Dark Side of Nature” Book Club

Posted by on Jan 3, 2020

RTPI to Host “Illuminating the Dark Side of Nature” Book Club

Program Theme: Illuminating the Dark Side of Nature It’s easy to find beauty in the natural world. Literature is filled with descriptions of breathtaking landscapes, magnificent creatures, and meaningful experiences in the great outdoors. Yet, nature also has its dark places – filled with curiosities that we often fear. Participants in this new Reading and Discussion series will explore some of the strange and mysterious corners of the natural world – as they venture through contemporary pieces of literature- into places they may otherwise be reluctant to probe. Program...

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Chiropterophily: The incredible pollination services that bats provide.

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019

Chiropterophily: The incredible pollination services that bats provide.

Recently, many have become aware of the issues that our pollinating insects face. Insects have been in a general decline for some time now, which is worrisome as they help prop up the food chains that support just about everything else on the planet. There are over 400 species of native bees just in New York State alone, each with an important role in the food web. Other critters – flies, beetles, butterflies, birds, etc. are important pollinators as well. A critical pollinator that often gets overlooked is the majestic and glorious bat. While all of the bat species in NY and around 70%...

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