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!

Bloodroot in Bloom!

One of the earliest spring blooms in Pennsylvania, bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is easily recognizable by its white petals, yellow reproductive parts, and bright red sap.  The colorful sap, toxic in bloodroot, ...

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Apr 5, 2010
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Chipping Sparrows, Pine Warblers, Blue-headed Vireos singing @ShaversCreek

We continue to welcome back our returning migrants. An Eastern phoebe has been singing for a couple of weeks now, and was joined this weekend by ...

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Apr 5, 2010
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Milk & Eggs From Maple Harvest Festival!

Pre-festival fridge at Shaver's Creek! Thank you Meyer Dairy!

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Apr 1, 2010
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NOLS to Visit Penn State Campus

Shaver’s Creek would like to let all Penn State students interested in the outdoors to know that a representative from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) ...

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Mar 31, 2010
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Maple Harvest Fest fun

What a great weekend at the Fest!  Over 1,800 attendees despite the cold!  About 150 Penn State student volunteers too. A great time to ...

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Mar 29, 2010
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