Modern Sustainability Practices

What are some of the leading innovations in the sustainability movement? Learn about the work going into making central Pennsylvania a better place to call home and reducing our impact on the world.

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Spring Birds

From the first signs of spring, with the return of robins, to their eggs produced around Easter, spring is synonymous with birds.

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Pollinators

Pollinators are essential for our way of life. They help out everything from apples to zucchini reproduce and are essential to a healthy garden. Discover all the varieties of pollinators that contribute to plant reproduction and how to create pollinator friendly habitats.

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Pennsylvania Trees

There are around 200 common species of trees in Pennsylvania, and about two-thirds are natives.

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Native Wildflowers

Spring time is synonymous with flowers. From rue anemone to trillium and columbine to jack-in-the-pulpit, a wide variety starts to bloom in the first weeks of May. Many of these early-blooming species can be found on many trails throughout our region. It is often worth visiting a new trail every week to see what new blooms have opened and what others have started to go to seed.

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The Arboretum at Penn State-Hartley Wood

 Enjoy a walk through Hartley Wood and discover the native wildflowers and different types of trees in this remnant of a pre-European settlement forest. See first-hand the work to control the impact of invasive species on the forest landscape and what efforts are taken to manage them. Wrap up with a self-guided stroll through the botanic gardens and take in the sights and scents of the many varieties of plants.

The Arboretum at Penn State

E Park Ave & Bigler Rd, State College, PA 16803, USA

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This project was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, using Environmental Stewardship Funds, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and the generous support of Mount Nittany Health and the Hamer Foundation.

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