The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources invites public comments on proposed grant priorities for the 2021 Wild Resource Conservation Program. The deadline for comments is Sept. 20. (formal notice)
Click Here for a copy of the 2021 Grant Priorities. Read the entire Aug. 21 PA Bulletin notice for instructions on how to submit comments.
For more information on this program and how you can support it, visit DCNR’s Wild Resource Conservation Program webpage. For more information on state parks and forests and recreation in Pennsylvania, visit DCNR’s website, Click Here to sign up for the Resource newsletter, Visit the Good Natured DCNR Blog, Click Here for upcoming events, Click Here to hook up with DCNR on other social media– Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
NATURE NUGGET: Did you know Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) are the only butterfly known to travel a two-way migration like birds do? Monarchs have migrated north from the Southern U.S. and Mexico to lay their eggs. Those eggs will hatch into caterpillars who are very hungry and will eat 200 times their weight in Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) during their 10-14 day caterpillar stage. Check out this video our partners at Tyler Arboretum posted of a Monarch transforming into a chrysalis and learn more about how their new Butterfly house will help these unique insects.
“Porcupine Pat” McKinney is environmental education coordinator for the Schuylkill Conservation District and provides programming for people of all ages with an emphasis on schools, public programming and nature center development. “Porcupine Pat” hails from Marion, Ohio and has a BS with Distinction in Natural Resources – Environmental Interpretation from Ohio State. He is a recipient of the prestigious Sandy Cochran Award for Excellence in Natural Resources Education from the PA Forestry Association, the Schuylkill Pride Award, and the PAEE “Outstanding Environmental Educator Award.”