Friday, September 21, 2018
painted turtle

Grab a field guide and some old sneakers, beat the heat, and study some aquatic turtles as summer winds down.
Piping plover chicks

For the second consecutive year, a pair of federally endangered piping plovers are raising chicks on Gull Point at Pennsylvania’s Presque Isle State Park.
dragonfly

Insect numbers peak during warm weather. Learn what to look for in your backyard during this time of year.
kayak

Here are a few four-letter words that guarantee year-round outdoor fun.
purple martin

To watch an active purple martin nest in Erie, Pennsylvania, simply visit www.purplemartin.org and click on the nest cam link.
hummingbird

Try hand feeding hummingbirds. With just a little patience, you can bring them to within inches of your face.
firefly

Fireflies, or lightning bugs as my dad called them, are neither flies nor bugs. They are beetles. Learn more about nature's fireworks.
humming bird

It's not too late to put up a nectar feeder for hummers because feeder activity will peak from mid-July through early September.
binoculars

Make this the summer of nature. Exploring fields, woods, and streams is a great way to spend quality time with your children.
cardinal

If you are just developing an interest in nature, easy-to-use Golden Guides will point you in the right direction.
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