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Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve Plans Nature Education Series

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Posted: Thursday Dec 1, 2011

December 1, 2011

The Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College will host a seven-part Nature Education Series beginning December 9 entitled Outside Your Frosty Window that focuses on how wildlife in western Pennsylvania survive the snow and cold of winter.

The series will be led by Ali Klofta, of New Alexandria, a senior majoring in environmental science at Saint Vincent.

Each class in the series will focus on a specific topic including plants (Friday, December 9), mammals (Friday, December 16), reptiles (Friday, January 6), amphibians (Friday, January 13), birds (Friday, January 20), fish (Friday, January 27) and an overview of plants and wildlife (Saturday, February 4). The Friday sessions begin at 12:30 p.m. and the Saturday session begins at 10 a.m.

Pennsylvania’s four distinct seasons and the drastic changes between them are a challenge to wildlife. Animals have to adapt to both 100 degree temperatures during the summer as well as minus 40 degree wind chill temperatures in the winter when all vegetation is frequently buried under snow and ice.

Area residents of all ages are welcome to attend and learn more about wildlife in their backyards.

Admission is free and open to the public but registration is required. Registration forms are available at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve Barn.

For more information, contact Angela Belli, 724 537-5285.

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