Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor

 Bring your binoculars to experience all the wildlife the Barrens-to-Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor has to offer! Hikers can tour the grass and wildflower meadows and woodland areas to see conservation strategies implemented across multiple habitats. The corridor supports a diverse community of bird, mammal, plant, pollinator and amphibian species that can be seen throughout the year.

236 Harness Downs Rd

236 Harness Downs Rd, Port Matilda, PA 16870, USA

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Weather

Weather is wild! Learn about all the cool, and hot, ways weather systems form, what different clouds mean for forecasting, and fascinating weather phenomenon that are a part of living in the truly dynamic mid-atlantic.

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Mammals

Mammals fill many roles in our ecosystems and have adapted to fill a variety of niches where they can truly thrive. While some of these wide-ranging furry friends can be found throughout the state, some of them are more reclusive and can only be found in specific habitats. Learn about all the cool ways mammals contribute to our ecology.

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Pennsylvania Trees

There are around 200 common species of trees in Pennsylvania, and about two-thirds are natives.

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Pollinators

Pollinators are essential for our way of life. They help out everything from apples to zucchini reproduce and are essential to a healthy garden. Discover all the varieties of pollinators that contribute to plant reproduction and how to create pollinator friendly habitats.

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Native Wildflowers

Spring time is synonymous with flowers. From rue anemone to trillium and columbine to jack-in-the-pulpit, a wide variety starts to bloom in the first weeks of May. Many of these early-blooming species can be found on many trails throughout our region. It is often worth visiting a new trail every week to see what new blooms have opened and what others have started to go to seed.

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Woodcocks

The American woodcock is a fascinatingly strange bird. Commonly referred to as the timberdoodle, the American woodcock inhabits wet, scrubby woodlands and produces one the greatest mating ritual feats of the avian world.

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Invasive Species

Invasive species are often introduced into an environment and can cause severe harm to those already present. Invasive often have an advantage over their competitors that make them more successful while providing less to the ecosystem than the ones they would be replacing. Learn about the various types of invasive plants, how to identify them, and management strategies to keep them from spreading out of control.

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Spring Birds

From the first signs of spring, with the return of robins, to their eggs produced around Easter, spring is synonymous with birds.

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This project was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, using Environmental Stewardship Funds, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and the generous support of Mount Nittany Health and the Hamer Foundation.

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