Welcome to the Nature Notebook. At one time, spawning shad moving up eastern rivers each spring was a big event. Although those days are long gone, there is still an annual reminder of those times. Along forest edges a tree is blooming that marks the time of the shad run. It even carries a name […]
Welcome to the Nature Notebook. Sex is in the air, at least for oak trees. Oaks are loosely grouped into red and white oaks. All bloom in the spring, but at slightly different times. Red oaks bloom earlier than white oaks. Oaks produce both male and female flowers on the same tree. This is typical […]
Welcome to the Nature Notebook. Peregrine falcons are birds of extremes. They are the fastest birds in the air when diving after prey from on high. Reaching speeds of over 200 miles per hour as they rocket toward their target is a staggering feat. Peregrine nesting is also on the extreme side. Where many birds […]
#PicsAtPreserves This Saturday, March 1 officially kicks off the PPL Preserves Photo Contest! We want to see what you see at the preserves! Submit your photos from now till May 9, taken on one of the six participating preserves: Brunner Island, Holtwood, Lake Wallenpaupack, Martins Creek, Montour and Susquehanna Riverlands. Whether you’re on the water […]
Welcome to the Nature Notebook. Compared to common mallards, green-winged teal are tiny ducks. In fact, they are the smallest dabbling ducks in North America. These brightly patterned ducks prefer shallow water areas of marshes, ponds and slow-moving creeks especially where there is emergent vegetation. Both male and female green-winged teal have an iridescent green […]
Our staff at the preserves plans and conducts a variety of educational programs focusing on the natural environment, natural and cultural history, energy issues, outdoor skills training and workshops for students and teachers.
PPL’s preserves manage the natural resources entrusted to them in a conscientious manner using sound land management practices. We accomplish this stewardship by managing varied habitats on thousands of acres of PPL land.
At the PPL Environmental Preserves, we provide the public with many recreational and educational opportunities to enjoy nature’s beauty. We work with local conservation groups and environmental protection agencies to enhance wildlife habitats and oversee public safety. PPL Preserves Photo Contest begins March 1, 2014! Click the link above or picture on left for contest rules. […]