When these nobles gather, they’re known as a parliament. They hold proceedings under cover of darkness and their debates typically end with sudden death for the commoners around them. Whoo are they? Owls, of course.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Fall is an excellent time to peek into the nocturnal world of owls
Next time you turn the heat up a notch or pull on a sweater, consider the birds. Birds that winter in western Pennsylvania wear their own down garments, feathers fluffed on cold days to trap warmed air close to their bodies.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Prepare for a winter feast
The early bird catches the worm,” so the proverb tells us. As the light and warmth of spring slowly thaw western Pennsylvania, it’s likely that the American Robin will be that early morning bird with an unsuspecting wiggler in its beak.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading No surer sign of spring
Selected by owners Jack and Dale Duff from a small field of candidates, they have been operating the venerable Blackberry Meadows Farm all summer under a lease/​purchase agreement.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Young Slippery Rock grads are set to prove sustainability can sustain them
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