January 22, 2020
Groundhog Day is a celebration that has been honored for centuries across different cultures. At its core, Groundhog Day is the day when Punxsutawney Phil (the groundhog) comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow.
January 16, 2020
Ted Daeschler and Neil Schubin were paleontologists. They were surveying an area on the north side of the Bucktail Scenic Byway for fossils. They found one. In fact, they found much more than they’d bargained for.
January 11, 2020
Now that 2020 has arrived, some will seriously contemplate from where they came, and to where they’re headed this year. In the animal world, there’s not much utility in contemplation, and regarding survival, coming and going can quite literally be the difference between life and death.
January 4, 2020
The PA Wilds Conservation Shop, a gift shop that sources regionally-made products from artisans in the Pennsylvania Wilds, will have a pop-up shop at the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show January 4-11.
January 2, 2020
Tell us about your interests. What do you want to read or learn about? Are you a hiker looking for new trails, or a hunter looking for tips for your next outing? Perhaps you’re curious about the wild elk herd, looking for information about how to best experience the dark night skies, or seeking insights into rural traveling more broadly. Let us know!
December 31, 2019
For those who didn’t have a chance to keep up with the blog all year, we’re counting down the Top 10 blogs for you to catch up on before 2020 arrives, starting with #10 and ending with #1, the most read blog of the year.
December 27, 2019
Looking for a fun way to explore the outdoors on New Years Day? Perhaps even a new tradition? Maybe you’re New Years Resolution is to get outdoors more?
Look into taking a First Day Hike at one of Pennsylvania’s many state parks to start the year off right.
December 23, 2019
A century ago, in December of 1919, Henry Wharton Shoemaker presented a Christmas gift to Clinton County.
December 19, 2019
The witch hazel dagger moth (Actronicta hamamelis) is a rare breed indeed, serving as pollinator to the equally unique witch hazel, which oddly blooms in late fall and early winter.
December 16, 2019
DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn recently joined state park officials and others in dedicating a new office and environmental learning center at Bald Eagle State Park, located along the I-80 Frontier of the Pennsylvania Wilds.
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