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!

Seeing with New Eyes: The Butterfly Count at Shaver’s Creek

By Hannah “Flicker” Inglesby, Summer 2014 Environmental Education Intern The orange butterfly weed seemed a hub of gustatory commerce as dozens of dusty wings set it to motion. With the sun high overhead, three humans garbed ...

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Jul 18, 2014
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Wild About Wild About Art Camp

By Hannah “Flicker” Inglesby, Summer 2014 Environmental Education Intern Late morning in early July, ten girls create intently in a hemlock grove. In this, their third day of Wild About Arts Camp, they've been given a ...

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Jul 12, 2014
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Off Week for an Intern?

by Ben "Thistle" Simons, Summer 2014 Environmental Education Intern As another week of summer camp with the fantastic Wee Wonderers and the pensive WAACers (Wild About Art Camp) simmered to a close last Friday, I began ...

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Jul 11, 2014
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Natural Glitter

by Zoey "Newt" Greenberg, Environmental Education Intern You are curled up on your deck, overlooking a field soaked in summer twilight. Winking between foliage you see them; insect beacons, shamelessly waving their abdomens in the air ...

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Jul 9, 2014
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Hawk Watching on Tussey Mountain

by Jon Kauffman, acting raptor center director With the middle of May approaching, a lot of us are looking to the leafed-out trees in hopes of finding migrating wood warblers, thrushes, and flycatchers.  But to some, ...

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Jun 2, 2014
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