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!

Help Bats! Build a Bat Box

by Erin "Magnolia" Curfman, Spring 2017 Environmental Education Intern Bats are commonly misunderstood as mean or vicious creatures, but they serve a vital role in our ecosystem.

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Jun 9, 2017
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Spring Internship Reflections

by Noel "Bobcat" Bond, Spring 2017 Environmental Education Intern As my last day as a spring Environmental Education intern at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center drew near, I took some ...

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Jun 8, 2017
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More Species than Ever on a Rainy Birding Cup 2017!

A recap of this year’s birding big day A little bit of rain and cold can’t stop the incredible event that is the Birding Cup. Not even close. Over a hundred people took ...

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May 17, 2017
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On the Eve of Birding Cup '17...

Every year, passionate birders gather for one of the highlights of spring: Birding Cup. As bird migration peaks here in central Pennsylvania, over 20 teams will flock to ...

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May 4, 2017
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The American Kestrel: A Farmland Raptor in Need

by Noel “Bobcat” Bond, Spring 2017 Environmental Education Intern Late March and early April mark the beginning migratory flights of American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) returning ...

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Apr 29, 2017
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