All outings are open to the public as well as Moshannon Group members.
Sat, Apr 5 • 9:30 a.m.
Bog Walk in Bald Eagle
Using mostly dual-use trails to approach Old Peat Bog in Bald Eagle State Forest, hikers will walk around this hidden wetland niche that goes largely unnoticed by motorists on their way to Poe Valley parks. Meet at the Ground Oak Trailhead on Sand Mountain Rd, 3 miles off Rt 322 for this 6 to 7 mile loop hike. Pack lunch/water. For more info or in case of questionable weather, contact hike leader, Terri Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-355-3345.
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The Moshannon Group Outings Chair seeks additional outings leaders to expand and diversify outing locations.
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.
Issues to protect
*** 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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