Welcome to the Nature Notebook. The old saying, “birds of a feather flock together” is particularly true for blackbirds as summer begins to wind down. Many birds migrate in flocks, but blackbirds—red-winged blackbirds, common grackles, brown-headed cowbirds and European starlings — are notorious for gathering in large pre-migration flocks that number in the hundreds to […]
Welcome to the Nature Notebook. In its annual journey around the Sun, our Earth passes notable landmarks. Tomorrow is one of those when the plane of Earth’s equator passes the center of the Sun. At that instant, the tilt of Earth’s axis is neither away nor toward the Sun. The Sun will be exactly overhead […]
Welcome to the Nature Notebook. Early mornings before sunrise when the dew is thick, brings eerie glowing lights to the edges of fields, roads or lawns. Look more closely and you will find “glow worms.” Actually, they are not worms at all but the larval stage of a particular beetle. We know the adults as […]
Please join us for the “24th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment” NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERS ANNOUNCE DINNER SPEAKER, MASTER OF CEREMONIES AND AWARD RECIPIENTS The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper […]
Welcome to the Nature Notebook. Monarch butterflies are one of the few insects that migrate long distances to escape winter weather. When late summer and early autumn Monarchs emerge as adults, they are programmed to begin a 3,000-mile journey south. These typically solitary butterflies often cluster at night on their southward journey. A large flock […]
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. All Pennsylvania boating, fishing and hunting laws apply and are enforced by the appropriate state agencies. Here are the preserves recreational […]