WPNR Blog: The Walzer Way

20161114_112631Walzer Way serves as the main drive that brings visitors physically onto Winnie Palmer Nature grounds to discover and explore nature. The Walzer Way Blog will serve as an opportunity for us to virtually reach out and bring environmental education to community members, no matter how close or how far they are from Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve. The Walzer Way Blog is maintained by WPNR staff with contributions from Saint Vincent College students and staff, volunteers, community members, and more. If you are interested in contributing to The Walzer Way Blog, contact Jean H. Keene at jean.keene@stvincent.edu.

 

 


 

WPNR Blog: The Walzer Way

Meet the Bearcat Bird Nerds!

April 26, 2017

On May 6, a team of Saint Vincent College students, along with faculty member Dr. Jim Kellam, will head out to Cape May, NJ for New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding. This event sees teams from around the country gather and compete to see who can identify the most bird species. This exciting competition…

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10 Facts About Earth Day

April 10, 2017

On April 22nd of each year, people around the world celebrate what is now internationally known as Earth Day. Local, regional, and individual celebrations consist of recycling programs, road clean ups, tree plantings, and more. But there is a lot about Earth Day that you may not know. As part of our 10 Fun Facts…

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A Shorebird in Western PA.? Yep!

March 16, 2017

When driving through WPNR down Walzer Way or the back parking lot, please be considerate of the organisms that we share this piece of nature with. Many mammals such as foxes, raccoons, and possums cross the road, though they will most likely do so at night when the trails are closed. During the day however,…

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Ms. Angela’s 10 Favorite Things in Nature!

March 16, 2017

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve continues to celebrate 10 years in 2017. On this 10th day of March, our director Angela Belli shares her Ten Favorites in Nature. 1. The sound of Spring Peepers 2. A Sandpiper catching mole crabs at the ocean surf 3. The song of the Catbird 4. The taste of fresh from…

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10 Romantic Gestures in the Animal Kingdom

February 10, 2017

As part of our ongoing celebration of our 10th year, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve is bringing you 10 fun facts on the 10th of each month via our blog, The Walzer Way. In the Valentine’s spirit, we are going to look at romance in the animal kingdom! As Valentine’s Day rolls around each year, many…

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Come to WPNR for the Great Backyard Bird Count!

February 6, 2017

Citizen Science is a wonderful opportunity for non-profit and government organizations to get massive amounts of data while involving the members of the community that are interested in the project itself. The National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, recognizing that there are bird lovers all over the country, have several Citizen Science…

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10 Things to Know About Winter Ecology

January 10, 2017

Even for the most avid outdoor enthusiasts, winter can often be a time of dormancy, for humans as well as many other organisms. For many of us, winter weather means curling up with a good book and some soup because the idea of going outside is daunting. It’s cold, it’s wet, and there’s just not…

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Environmental Educators: Why They Do What They Do!

November 16, 2016

In 1977, representatives from countries all over the world convened in Tblisi, Georgia (USSR) for the world’s first intergovernmental conference on environmental education. Nearly 400 delegates, representatives, and observers from all over the world took this opportunity to define the ‘roles, objectives, and characteristics of environmental education’ in what is now known as the Tblisi…

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