Stories tagged: "029 NATURE"

Your guide to Pennsylvania's fall and winter birdwatching destinations
Your guide to Pennsylvania’s fall and winter birdwatching destinations

From nature preserves to your own backyard, late fall and winter are opportune times for birdwatching in Pennsylvania. 

Deer Crossing Road
The reality of roadkill in Pennsylvania and how to deal with it

Roadkill is a reality on many Pennsylvania roads, so it’s good to know how to deal with it. Here’s a handy guide to follow when encountering, or creating, roadkill in Pennsylvania.

A view down the Youghiogheny River in Pennsylvania's Ohiopyle State Park shows fall seasonal color in the trees. The water appears milky and glassy due to a long exposure technique.The Youghiogheny River is 134 miles long and is a tributary of the Monongahela River.
Gov. Shapiro Announces $52.5 Million for Recreation and Conservation Projects Across PA.

Gov. Josh Shapiro and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Dunn announced in Bethlehem on Tuesday $52.5 million for over 225 local recreation and conservation projects across the commonwealth.

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. 

Clare Kaczmarek, Keystone State Park
Two Pennsylvania Parks Are Among the Top Places in the US to See Fall Foliage

Keystone State Park and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are among 20 locations selected for the 2023 Best Destination for Fall Foliage award.

Longest-Living Dog Breeds
Longest-Living Dog Breeds

It's long been said that dogs are a human's best friend. And for good reason: They provide company, unconditional love, safety—and most of all, make us happy. Read on to find out which dogs are known for their longevity, and if your favorite breed made the list.