With the Conservation Heritage Museum having opened earlier this year, it’s a great time to plan a trip out to Middle Creek.

Located just south of Kleinfeltersville, the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area has a full slate of events planned for this autumn.

Middle Creek has over 100,000 visitors each year. Particularly as a location to find snow geese during their migration, it attracts both hunters and people visiting recreationally for photography, bird-watching, hiking and more.

Find the full fall event lineup below.

Native Seed Collection (Oct. 1 at 12 p.m.)

Learn how to identify, gather, prepare, and plant native seeds. Attendees will go home with native seeds for their own gardens.

Common Terns: Not So Common (Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m.)

Learn all about the Common Terns, small waterbirds that breed throughout the northern hemisphere. Populations have declined in recent decades and the birds are now under state protection in a number of states. Common Terns are starting to return to Pennsylvania in the Lake Erie area.

Introduction to Outdoor Survival (Nov. 5 at 10 a.m.)

Basic introduction to outdoor survival topics such as gathering wild foods, filtering water for drinking, staying warm, and more.

Pennsylvania Black Bears (Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m.)

Learn about the basic biology of black bears in Pennsylvania including denning and other life history events.

Winter Tree Identification (Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m.)

Hike along the Conservation Trail and learn about the plants you see along the way.

Hunting the West: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m.)

Get an overview to planning a big game hunt, including different options and an outlook on the future of the sport.

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