Thousands of Minks Are on the Loose in Northumberland County

State police are investigating after a mink farm in Upper Augusta Township was broken into late Sunday.

This flamingo was injured by a snapping turtle in St. Thomas, Franklin County, on Sept. 11, 2023. (Photo: Courtesy Raven Ridge Wildlife Center)
Rare Flamingo Sightings Reported in Central Pa.

Flamingos have been spotted in Franklin County recently. On Monday, one of them was attacked by a snapping turtle, though the bird is expected to make a full recovery.

Photo of Rickets Glen State Park (Photo: Getty / Shawn Grenninger)
Outdoors Enthusiasts Praise Pennsylvania’s New Office of Outdoor Recreation

The 2023-2024 budget provides $112 million to maintain and improve the infrastructure in the commonwealth’s parks and forests and $2.8 million to support the operating needs for the new Office of Outdoor Recreation. 

The Milky Way is seen clearly at Cherry Springs State Park in early October. (Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program)
Discover the Magic of the Night Sky: 7 Great Places to Stargaze in Pennsylvania

Throughout the state, there are plenty of places to take in the majesty of the night sky.

FILE - This Sept. 19, 2019, file photo shows a spotted lanternfly at a vineyard in Kutztown, Pa. According to Rhode Island state environmental officials, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, the insect that can cause damage to native trees and agricultural crops has been found recently in the state. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Stop the Infestation: 4 Easy Steps to Installing a Spotted Lanternfly Trap

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the spotted lanternfly could cost the state thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars per year if efforts are not taken to control the invasive species.

State park in Tunkhannock (Shutterstock)
Pennsylvania is Getting 3 New State Parks

The Wolf administration has announced plans for new state parks in Chester, Wyoming, and York Counties.

Harvey Sutton and his family would have seen sights like this as they trekked through the Pennsylvania portion of the Appalachian Trail. (Shutterstock/DrewTheHobbit)
Skittles, Imagination Fuel Energetic 5-Year-Old Who Conquered the Appalachian Trail

At 5 years old, Harvey Sutton is one of the youngest to complete the Appalachian Trail, after tagging along with his parents over more than 2,100 miles in 209 days.