All events and presentations are open to the public as well as Moshannon Group members unless otherwise stated.
:: Upcoming Programs :: (dates are tentative, please check back)
Sat, Jan 31:Tapped (movie)
Fri, Feb 21: Winter Dinner
Thu, Mar 20:A Fierce Green Fire (movie)
Need ideas for a daytrip or a weekend outing?
Check out our “On The Trail” columns for articles about central Pennsylvania outings to help plan your next nature walk, hiking, backpacking, camping or paddling excursion.
Development of Natural Gas from Shales: Some Myths and Realities
Professor Ingraffea is one of the most articulate voices in the discussion of whether we should be drilling for deep shale natural gas.
All outings are open to the public as well as Moshannon Group members.
Sun, Dec 15 • 9:30 a.m.
Marion Brooks-Teaberry Trail Hike
Join us in hiking the approximate 6-mile, easy to moderate Marion Brooks and Teaberry Loops located in the Quehanna Wild Area, Elk County. See the On The Trail Column for a description of Marion Brooks. The added Teaberry Loop offers a feeling of remoteness through its mountain views. See map. Meet 9:30 a.m. at the Marion Brooks Monument by Quehanna Highway or meet at the Snow Shoe commuter parking lot at 8:45 a.m. to carpool. Bring lunch/water. For more info or in case of questionable weather, contact Terri Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-355-3345.
Sat, Jan 11 • 10 a.m.
Hunter Ridge Loop Hike
Discover this moderate 4.5-mile figure-eight trail loop lying within Bald Eagle State Park, Centre County, with its mixture of fields and forests. Meet at the park office. Pack lunch/water. For more info or in case of questionable weather, contact Terri Davis at email@example.com or 814-355-3345.
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The Moshannon Group Outings Chair seeks additional outings leaders to expand and diversify outing locations.
*** Go to Bat for PA Bats ***
Endangered Bats Need Official Listing by
PA Game Commission
Three species of bats — northern long-eared, tri-colored, and little brown bats — have experienced a 95% decline in population due to white-nose syndrome (WNS) in the last 4 years warranting an Endangered status listing and protection. Read the Moshannon Group’s letter to the Pennsylvania Game Commission and feature articles to learn more about this issue.
Swallowtail butterfly on Echinacea
Photo by Helena Kotala
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Bull elk in Moshannon country
Photo by Helena Kotala
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Have a group who would like to learn more about their Carbon Footprints?Contact Lynne Heritage to arrange for a group presentation.
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