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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