The Naturalist Notebook

Welcome to the Shaver's Creek blog! The entries here are posted by staff, interns, and volunteers, and aim to keep you informed about the programs, updates, and natural history happenings here at the Creek. Enjoy!

Tapping Time: Preparing for the Maple Harvest Festival

by Sarah "Goldenrod" Gamble, Spring 2014 Environmental Education Intern A lot goes into the production of maple syrup, and the first step in the transition from sap to syrup is tapping. Part of the challenge and ...

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Mar 19, 2014
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The Birds I Watch

by Sarah "Goldenrod" Gamble, Spring 2014 Environmental Education Intern Before coming to Shaver’s Creek, I could identify a few birds, and occasionally noticed them coming to the feeders at my parents’ house. They livened the woods ...

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Feb 28, 2014
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The Sweetheart Owl

by Zoey "Newt" Greenberg, Spring 2014 Environmental Education Intern Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and believe it or not, Pennsylvania has its very own resident bird to fit the occasion! Commonly we refer to ...

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Feb 13, 2014
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Opportunity to Cherish

by Zoey "Newt" Greenberg, Spring 2014 Environmental Education Intern Moons phase through, the sun rises and falls, and stars watch as central Pennsylvania becomes blanketed by fine white snow. Birds flutter away, others take their place. ...

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Jan 27, 2014
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Snow Tracking

by Louis "Bracken" Knabel, Fall 2013 Environmental Education Intern Winter is here, and along with the snow comes animal tracks. I love following tracks in freshly fallen snow.  There is always a chance you might follow ...

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Jan 21, 2014
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