Yellowstone National Park

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

Ron & Julie Fairman - Yellowstone National Park is one of the most popular National Parks in the US. We will discuss our experience living and working seasonally inside the park. We will share photos and short videos of the …

Should the American Marten be introduced into the Pennsylvania Wilds?

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

A small mammal has been missing from Pennsylvania forests for more than a century. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is considering bringing it back. The animal is the American Martine AKA the Pine Marten. It weighs 2 pounds and may reach …

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Mother’s Day Walk and Tea

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

Cindy Rogers - Take a walk to learn about local flowers and “weeds” and their edible and medicinal uses. Then enjoy some of those “weeds” in tasty treats. Dress for the weather: if raining hard it will be an indoor …

Todd Bird Club Banquet and Meeting

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

This is our annual banquet meeting. Dinner is at 6:00. Please bring a dish to share and your own place settings. Annie Lindsay from Powdermill Avian Research Center will be our presenter. Details will follow in the April issue of …

Todd Bird Club Meeting

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

April 2023 meeting. Randy Koleck and Jacob Goldman, two of Dr. Jeff Larkin’s grad students, are using emerging technologies to examine factors affecting the Ruffed Grouse occupancy across Pennsylvania. They will present a joint program explaining their project and some …

Health Benefits of Nature Hiking

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

Andrew Browe - Nature hiking offers the health benefits of not only exercise, but also cognitive activity and social interaction, as well as quality of sleep. Dr. Browe is a retired IUP Physiology Professor and will give a presentation based …

Meet the Mudpuppy!

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

Ed Patterson - The mudpuppy is the second largest salamander found in Indiana County. Although rarely seen, these secretive aquatic creatures have many unique features. In this program we will learn about their status in the county, their habits, habitat …

Todd Bird Club Meeting

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

March 2023 meeting. We welcome Steve Gosser back, looking forward once again to his outstanding photography. It's been far too many years since Steve has awed us with his great bird photographs and more. Steve will present his favorite photos …

Enjoying Nature Through Photography

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

Local Photographer, Deidre Smith, will be sharing her favorite captures from local parks (and beyond) and sharing tales of her photography adventures. Enjoy snaps of a deer hug, a fish jumping, and a frog in space, along with entertaining photos …

The Great Mississippi River Adventure and Member Luncheon

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

Join us for our trip down the Mississippi River from St. Paul to New Orleans in historic low water conditions. The Mississippi River is 2,350 miles from its source at Lake Itasca, MN down to the Gulf of Mexico. We’ll …

Todd Bird Club Meeting

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

February 2023 meeting. JT Larkin, the son of IUP's Dr. Jeffery Larkin, will be our February presenter. JT is a student at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. He has been studying Eastern Whip-poor-wills in regard to the ongoing forest …

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