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Freshwater Mussel Restoration Workday

Registration is required!! Register here: https://anacostiaws.salsalabs.org/81519lastfreshwatermusselrestorationworkday/index.html Note: This event is weather dependent Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019 Time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm Meeting Location: For this Mussel Restoration Workday, we will split into 4 groups to go to 7 … Continue reading

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Route 1: More Native Plants Than U.S. Average

Prince George’s County, including the area around the Route 1 corridor, has some of the most diverse native plant life in the United States, according to local science writer Gabe Popkin. Because early settlers cut down the old-growth forests in … Continue reading

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Meet Route 1’s Very Own Dinosaur

Route 1 has its own dinosaur, and there are several local sites where you can learn more. Astrodon johnstoni was a long-necked sauropod from the Early Cretaceous period which lived in Maryland about 112 million years ago. It looks a lot like … Continue reading

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University Park Celebrates Its Trees

On Friday, the town of University Park and the University Park Elementary School celebrated Arbor Day by planting an American beech tree on school grounds next to the town park. Students took part in planting the tree, the 13th planted in the town to commemorate … Continue reading

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The Historic District’s Free-Range Bunnies

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Primo the Duckling

The first duckling has hatched in Arts District Hyattsville. Resident Hubert May, whose small green space is home to the duck family, has named it “Primo.” (Earlier photo of the duck eggs here.)

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Arts District Ducks

A resident of Arts District Hyattsville’s west side was pleasantly surprised to find a pair of ducks had laid eggs in the little plot of land behind his garage. Though only one egg can be seen in the photo above, … Continue reading

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A Certified Wildlife Habitat…in Your Backyard?

If you see one of your neighbors hasn’t mowed their lawn in a while, it could be on purpose. On a walk the other day, a leafy, unmanicured yard at 42nd Avenue and Hamilton Street caught our eye. There weren’t any flowers planted and … Continue reading

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