The Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee of Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture voted to add burning bush to their list of banned plants, classifying the non-native species as a Class B noxious weed and prohibiting its sale across the state by early 2023.
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70 Hummingbird Species on the Verge of Extinction
70 hummingbird species in Pennsylvania in the 2022 U.S., according on the State of the Birds report, “at the tipping point.”
Another Pennsylvania Forest Inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network
Designated as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1973, Hemlocks Natural Area is the home to many hemlock trees that are believed to be more than 225 years old.
New Regulations Allow the Invasive Snakehead To Be Taken By Bowfishing Methods
According to the new regulations made by the Pennsylvania Board of Fish and Boat Commissioners, snakeheads, also known as frankenfish, are joining the list of species that may be taken by bowfishing methods in Pennsylvania.
An Ecological Restoration Project Launched in PA’s Historic Forest Camp
The historic Camp Michaux in Cumberland County has long been the victim of invasive plants.
After a Century, the Largest Catfish Species in North America is Coming Back to Pennsylvania
Starting this week, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is planning to bring back blue catfish to the Allegheny, Ohio, and Monongahela rivers.
Meet the Hellbender, Pennsylvania’s Misunderstood State Amphibian
Ever hear of Pennsylvania’s state amphibian, the Hellbender? While the name may seem cool, it definitely adds to the poor creature’s bad reputation and misunderstood life.
Northern Lights Dance in Pennsylvania Skies
Visible by August 18th and peaking on the following night, some lucky Pennsylvanians got the chance to see the breathtaking, sky-illuminating phenomenon known as Aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights.
Orphaned Montana Bear Cubs Headed for PA Sanctuary
Two orphaned grizzly bear cubs are on their way to Rivendale Wildlife Sanctuary in Washington County after their mother was euthanized for developing a proclivity for human food.
Explore the Wondrous Sights of Happy Valley
Nestled in the center of Pennsylvania sits Happy Valley, home to Penn State, where small city cultures mix with the backdrop of the Appalachian mountains.