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Winter Activities in State Parks (and elsewhere)

Click on these links to find places to go to enjoy outdoor activities this winter season (keep yourself from spending the season on the couch). Click HERE to find a local municipal park near you. For specific conditions at a particular state park, use this link: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/WinterReport/Pages/default.aspx Where to sled at PA state parks: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Recreation/WhatToDo/SleddingAndIceSkating/WheretoSled/Pages/default.aspx […]

Old Hemlock

Here are the links for the old hemlock that is referred to in our November/December 2019 Mailbox page, as well as the quiz in the September/October 2019 issue. Tionesta Natural Research Area Tionesta Scenic Area and Hiking Trail

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Bookstores (where to purchase Pennsylvania books)

Here are some stores where you can buy books about Pennsylvania topics: Local bookstores: • The Midtown Scholar, Harrisburg, 717-236-1680 • Joseph Fox Bookshop, Philadelphia, 215-563-4184 • Webster’s Bookstore Cafe, State College, 814-826-3278 • Otto’s Bookstore, Williamsport, 570-326-5764 • Clearfield County Historical Society, 511 Van Valzah Ave., Clearfield, PA 16830; 814-765-6125 (not taking book orders during COVID-19 shutdown) […]

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Bluebird Boxes just $11, plus shipping from the Game Commission

UPDATED, 2021 Click below to download PDFs. Wildlife Home Plans (build your own) Order form Howard Nursery page is here  (PRESS RELEASE MATERIAL, more houses then just bluebird boxes are available from the order form.) The Pennsylvania Game Commission again is selling bluebird nesting boxes. The boxes sell for $11 (includes sales tax), and customers can […]

The Spotted Lanterfly, Your Help Is Needed

More information on the spotted lanternfly Quarantine Area: https://extension.psu.edu/does-your-business-need-a-spotted-lanternfly-permit   Click above to search your address and discover if you’re in the active quarantine area.   https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/Pages/default.aspx https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-ipm-management-calendar