Friday, May 20, 2022
Beaver Township rock

Inquisitive minds wonder who carved "The Rock" of South Beaver Township and why they completed the arduous task. Julie Geiss weighs in on local folklore.
Council Rock

Julie Geiss shares the tale of Council Rock in Mill Creek Park and remarks on the area's rich Native American history and availability of natural resources.
Killdeer nest

Julie Giess recounts a recent run-in with a killdeer and reflects on what a great time of year it is for birdwatchers.
Purple dead nettle

Purple dead nettle is anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial. It can be used on wounds to help stop the bleeding or to alleviate joint pain.
Elderberries

Julie Geiss weighs in on the new fad in immunity support — elderberry products — and the work it takes to harvest them.
peacock

Julie Geiss recalls the time she tried to raise peafowl and all the trials and tribulations that came with it. Is she going for round two?
lavender

Some plants naturally keep mosquitoes at bay. Most of them do well in containers that can be arranged around outdoor gatherings. Julie Geiss offers insight.
Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Julie Geiss visits Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve to enjoy the many attractions.
Badlands National Park

Yellow sweet clover is appealing to the eye but damaging to the land in a mixed-grass prairie, like the one at Badlands National Park.
tunnel on Allegheny River Trail

Julie Geiss recaps a recent outing on the Allegheny River Trail, which runs 32 miles to Oil City, allowing visitors glimpses into local history.