Amphibians

Our first weekly feature will focus on amphibians and their migration to vernal pools, a type of seasonal pond, in and around the Scotia Barrens. Each spring these guys and gals saunter back to the exact same spot to find a mate often crossing hundreds of yards, a massive journey for a 2-inch creature!

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Amphibians

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Salt Dough Leaf Impressions

Salt Dough Leaf Impressions

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Alan Seeger

Alan Seeger

Step back in time through the preserved old-growth trees ranging between 150 and 500 years old and see what Pennsylvania was like during pre-colonial times. Visitors will pass through dense pockets of rhododendron while reveling in the majesty of ancient trees. A perfect place to take a break from the rest of the world, serenity can be found among the trees and streams.

Alan Seeger Natural Area

Huntingdon, PA 16652

Lower Trail

Lower Trail

Originally a tow path for the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal, the trail has been transformed into a community treasure by the dedication of Rails to Trails of Central Pennsylvania Inc.

Lower Trail

128 E 1st St, Williamsburg, PA 16693

Spring Creek Canyon

Spring Creek Canyon

The Spring Creek Canyon is a site or tremendous historic significance to Centre County and hosts a fantastic biodiversity. Site of the main settlement by Philip Benner in the late 1800's, the canyon has a vast history. Ecologically diverse as well, Spring Creek offers ample opportunities for wildlife viewing and an abundance of native plant species. Guests can expect to find everything from trillium to tulip poplars. There are three main access to the trail: Rock Road, State Game lands 333, and Fisherman’s Paradise. All offer unique avenues for exploring the canyon. The guided adventure on May 8 will begin at Fisherman's Paradise.

Spring Creek Canyon Trail

Fisherman's Paradise Entrance
Spring Creek Canyon Trail, Bellefonte, PA 16823

Bald Eagle State Park

Bald Eagle State Park

Get out and explore the biodiversity and interesting trails of Bald Eagle State Park with your field guide and binoculars.

Bald Eagle State Park

149 Main Park Rd, Howard, PA 16841, USA

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Discover the unique features of the marsh and fen ecosystems along the trails at Millbrook Marsh. Enjoy wildlife viewing underwater, in the air, and all around you on land! From skunk cabbage to red-winged blackbirds Millbrook offers opportunites to expereince what nature has to offer.

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

548 Puddintown Rd, State College, PA 16801

Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park

Guests can utilize any of the park’s multiple trails to adventure along one of the coolest spots in Pennsylvania.

Black Moshannon State Park

4216 Beaver Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866, USA

Scotia Barrens

Scotia Barrens

Walk through the past as we explore an area rich in history and ecological significance.

Graysdale Park

Port Matilda, PA 16870, USA