Oooo that smell... Join us as we talk about an invasive pest that snuck over from Asia and now wreaks havoc on agricultural crops. While the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug can be a headache for farmers, it can also drive homeowners crazy. Find out how to keep them away and learn a couple of facts about these weird little creatures - this week on the Conservation Corner.
Northern Saw-whet Owls in Lackawanna State Park
Friday, October 29 at 7:30pm
Come learn about PA’s smallest owl, the Northern Saw-whet, and how Lackawanna State Park is part of ongoing research into these secretive birds of the night.
Presented by Dr. Rob Smith of the University of Scranton, and Mary Ann Bogert, graduate student at Bloomsburg University, they will speak about owl natural history, ongoing owl research in the park, and how these birds are captured and analyzed before being released. With any luck, owls will be captured during the program for you to see close up!
Meet in the Environmental Learning Center.
Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
Northern Saw-whet Owls in Lackawanna State Park - DCNR Calendar of Events
It's cold and looking for a warm place... It's the arachnid you love to hate! Join us as we discuss spiders in the keystone state and how to keep them out of your living space.
They congregate, they smell, they even bite? What's the deal with these little bugs? Join us as we discuss the world of lady beetles and why they're here.
Fall is here and that means hunting season is upon us (with archery season starting this Saturday). So, this week, we wanted to talk about ticks and the potential dangers of tick bites. Join us as we discuss several illnesses associated with ticks and how you can protect yourself and your family.
As the leaves begin to fall, we tend to notice things that had been covered up by the leaves that have grown on trees all summer. That being said, perhaps you've noticed strange web-like features in some branches of nearby trees. If so, it could be the work of the Fall Webworm. Listen in as we discuss this interesting little creature and how you can prevent it from damaging trees around your living space.
PA Bowhunter's Festival
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What's the best thing about fall? Too many things to list right? What's the worst thing about fall? Allergies!!! Join us as we discuss two plants that might just be the cause of all that sneezing (hint: only one actually does).
Who doesn't love a cute little kitten? But when those kittens grow up and get left by the curb, they oftentimes find a way to survive. Find out why these feral cats are terrible for the environment and what you can do to help keep feral cat populations to a minimum.
Ever enjoy an old-fashioned root beer? Chances are, if you had one, you'd remember. Join us as we discuss the ingredients that made these drinks a favorite among pioneers and settlers.
It's a common theme on the show... You know, invasives. Join us this week as we discuss the Gypsy Moth and its destructive habits. You may even learn how it arrived in the United States! (Hint: It may have to do with a super soft material)
Ever wonder what happened to the mystery seeds that were sent from China to miscellaneous individuals in the United States? Ever wondered how many birds were counted in during the last Great Backyard Bird Count? What about the latest on the Mystery Songbird Illness? Join us as we revisit these topics and more!