Friday Morning Ecopaddle at Presque Isle State Park

By | August 6, 2014 1:37 pm | 0 Comments

Join a park naturalist at the Lagoon Concession at 9am for a guided tour of the Presque Isle Lagoons. Participants can rent a kayak or canoe from the concession ot bring their own gear. Explore the plants and animals that call Presque Isle home while enjoying a paddle along the Lagoon’s waters. No experience necessary…


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Family Fishing Program at M. K. Goddard State Park Sunday

By | August 6, 2014 7:52 am | 0 Comments

There is a Family Fishing Program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission at M. K. Goddard State Park this Sunday, August 10th, from 4pm until 7pm. The event will begin at the M. K. Goddard State Park Marina Pavilion. No license is required. You and your family will learn basic skills such as…


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Hellbender Hunt at Cook Forest

By | August 5, 2014 2:27 pm | 0 Comments

A hellbender salamander hunt is scheduled at 9am on August 14th at Cook Forest State Park. The hellbender is a large salamander that reaches lengths of about two feet. Prepare to get your feet wet as you search for these odd looking creatures. River footwear and walking sticks are recommended. Participants will meet at the…


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Native Brook Trout

By | August 5, 2014 11:04 am | 0 Comments

The official Pennsylvania state fish is the brook trout. These fish are actually members of the char family. They are but two of the native chars originally found in Pennsylvania, the other is the lake trout. The Allegheny National Forest is filled with small native brookie streams. Some of these streams are no more than…


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Purple Martin Palooza

By | August 5, 2014 5:43 am | 0 Comments

Beginning this Friday at 6pm, join an environmental educator and a Purple Martin Conservation Association field biologist for an adventure aboard a pontoon boat. Participants in the Purple Martin Palooza event will learn about the purple martin and witness firsthand the mass migration behaviors displayed by the largest swallow found in Pennsylvania. Purple Martin Palooza…


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Presque Isle After Dark: Bats

By | August 4, 2014 12:49 pm | 0 Comments

On Wednesday, August 6th from 8pm until 9pm, there will be a bat count at Presque Isle State Park. Join the park naturalist at the Saw Mill Beach to learn about these flying mammals. This event is free and open to the public. Please remember to dress for the weather. For more information please contact…


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Subscribe to the Erie Rare Bird Alert and eBird

By | August 4, 2014 9:32 am | 0 Comments

Report and access the latest reports and information about birds and bird sightings on eBird’s Erie Rare Bird Alert. The eBird program was created in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. The eBird website provides many tools for birders. There you can report the birds you see, keep track…


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Lets Move Outside!

By | August 3, 2014 8:39 pm | 0 Comments

Let’s Move Outside is a collaborative program of Erie Yesterday, Erie County Department of Health, and Visit Erie. It is Erie County’s pilot initiative as a Let’s Move! County. The program’s mission is to promote healthy living and physical activity through the use of public art, local history, and outdoor recreation. The program consists of…


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Largemouths from small waters

By | August 3, 2014 11:31 am | 0 Comments

  Many of the smaller waters in NWPA have the ability to produce some big largemouth bass. These fish may not grow as big as the behemoths of warmer climates/bigger waters, but light fishing pressure can lead to respectable sized largemouths. The Gravel Pits in Fairview, smaller inland lakes, game land ponds, farm ponds, and…


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Lake LeBoeuf

By | July 31, 2014 11:11 am | 0 Comments

Lake LeBoeuf is located in Waterford township in Erie County. This natural lake has an area of approximately 70 acres. Lake LeBoeuf is a popular stop for many different species of birds during the summer months. Kingfishers, heron, and many species of waterfowl are just a few of the feathered visitors to the lake. This lake…


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