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Beware Giant Hogweed

Giant hogweed is a VERY LARGE, invasive plant that can cause painful burns and permanent scarring. Learn how to ID and control it.

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I Bird NY Challenge

The 2022 I Bird NY Challenges are live! Two levels of challenges provide the opportunity to identify birds and learn about birdlife and offer a chance to win birding equipment.