Welcome to the Nature Notebook. Summer is in full swing, but for some songbirds it’s time to slip away to warmer places. Many of our songbirds returned to Pennsylvania from their wintering grounds in April and May. With little ado, they started courting and breeding, raising one, two and sometimes, three broods. That is all […]
Welcome to the Nature Notebook. Pennsylvania is not known for its shorebird population. These birds of beaches, mudflats and saltwater marshes frequent locations along the eastern shore during the summer months. But now these birds are on the move. Shorebirds from farther north begin their southward trek early. Some visit our state. Although many stop […]
Welcome to the Nature Notebook. Experience is important in securing any new position. This is certainly the way with beavers. Young beavers live with their parents until they are about two years old before going out on their own. During that time they share in food gathering, grooming, maintaining dams and winter food storage. By […]
Welcome to the Nature Notebook. Spend much time outside on a sultry summer day and you might discover a hitchhiker on your exposed skin. It is most likely a common eastern sweat bee. These tiny bees, as their name implies, are attracted to the salt in human perspiration. This salt is a delicacy to these […]
Welcome to the Nature Notebook. Imagine looking like a leaf with oval, green wings, ears on your front legs and singing by rubbing your front wings together. That description fits true katydids, relatives of grasshoppers and crickets that spend most of their time in trees, shrubs or fields. They are usually heard but not seen. […]
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. Here are the preserves recreational highlights: Boating Boat Ramp Camping Fishing Geocaching Hiking Hunting Pavilion Rental […]