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!

The Sounds of Summer

by Alex "Bullfrog" Van Pelt, Summer 2015 Environmental Education Intern “To go in the dark with a light is to know the light. To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight, and find that the ...

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Sep 3, 2015
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A Call to Connect

by Torri "Caddisfly" Withrow, Summer 2015 Environmental Education Intern A mentor of mine always told me, "There's the real world, and there's the actual world. Don't confuse one with the other. This — [and he would ...

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Aug 24, 2015
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Summer Camp: Magic Curiosity

by Andy "Carbon" Hayes, Summer 2015 Environmental Education Intern I donned the Wood Cookie that I had made for Outdoor School during my undergraduate semesters at Penn State, but this time it wasn’t to head ...

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Aug 17, 2015
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The Hellbenders of Pennsylvania

by Stacia-Fe "Hemlock" Gillen, Summer 2015 Environmental Education Intern Hellbenders — What are they? When someone told me, in college, that there were salamanders in Pennsylvania capable of being a foot and a half long, I ...

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Aug 11, 2015
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Stilt Grass Invasion

by Eve "Ursus" Beaury Microstegium vimineum, more commonly known as Japanese stilt grass, is an invasive plant that has begun to sweep across the eastern United States, taking over areas of native forests. This plant can ...

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Jul 10, 2015
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