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Mike Weilbacher

(Rainwater holding tanks aid water conservation at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.  Credit: Molly Daly)

Schuylkill Center Holding Huge Environmental Celebration This Saturday

Even though Earth Day has come and gone (April 22nd), the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education will hold its own Earth Day celebration, dubbed “Naturepalooza,” on Saturday — along with a native plant sale.


(Snowdrops with early honey bee. Courtesy: Morris Arboretum)

‘Broken Weather’ Affecting Animals And Plants

It has been a season of very weird weather. Temperatures have been topping out in the 50s and 60s in what should be the dead of winter. How are the critters and plants reacting?


(Toads scamper to safety during their 2010 mating migration.  Credit:

A Philadelphia Nature Center Helps Mating Toads Avoid Croaking

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, in the Roxborough section of the city, is taking over the “Toad Detour,” a volunteer effort to protect the critters trying to cross a highway on their quest for romance.