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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Invasive Plant Papermaking

Invasive Plant Papermaking

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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

Mount Nittany

Mount Nittany

Visit one of Centre County's most famous landmarks to hike along history and see what effort goes into preserving a cultural touchstone.

Mount Nittany Trailhead

500 Mount Nittany Rd, Lemont, PA 16851, USA

Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor

Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor

The Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor was conserved by ClearWater Conservancy in 2010 to create safe passage for wildlife species between Bald Eagle Mountain and the Scotia Barrens.

Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor

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

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

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