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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Celebrating Spring

TLC celebrated the arrival of spring in a few different ways. The spring equinox marks the arrival of TLC's Conservation Matters Newsletter to your home. This covers featured happenings from 2013, important news in the conservation world, and previews of what's in store for TLC in 2014. If you are interested in receiving our bi-annual newsletter on the spring and fall equinoxes you can click here for more information.

We also celebrated the slow changing of seasons at Bucktoe Creek Preserve over the weekend. If you're an early bird, you had the option to join us Leopold Saturday: Bucktoe Restoration Hike. The Bucktoe Creek Preserve crew led a group through meadows, woodlands, and up and down the Bucktoe and Red Clay Creeks to talk about the history, restoration efforts, and future goals of Bucktoe Creek Preserve. As a part of the Community Read Initiative, we highlighted the connection between Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic and Bucktoe.

Hiking through Bucktoe Creek Preserve.

"The Land Ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively; the land." - Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac.

Bucktoe Creek Preserve, along with TLC's other nature preserves, emphasize the land-community interaction in the form of education, research sites, and stewardship/management of the land. If you are interested in learning more about the restoration projects going on at Bucktoe Creek Preserve, please contact

Now on the opposite end of the spectrum, if you're a night owl, you had the option to join us for a tour of the night sky with the Chester County Astronomical Society. From 8pm - 9:30pm we saw constellations from the "winter diamond" to the "seven sisters." Jupiter was also visible Saturday night, and some of the younger kids were even able to spot the surrounding moons!
Sunset at Bucktoe Creek Preserve.
A big thanks to the Chester County Astronomical Society for leading an interesting engaging and informative tour of the night sky. If you missed this time, keep an eye out for our next Sky Tour at Bucktoe Creek Preserve or contact for more information.

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