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Virtual: Animal Prognosticators

"Come and join us for a fun program on the animal world, and why we believe they can tell the weather.

OK, admit it. You were eagerly awaiting word recently from a famous groundhog as to whether spring would come early. In the autumn you watch out for wooly bear caterpillars, and look for where hornets built their nests. In today’s digital world, with weather forecasts instantly at our fingertips and Doppler Radar showing us storms in real time, we still cling to these customs from the past. Where these traditions came from will be presented in this off-beat program into the animal world. We will also look into the animals themselves, to learn about their behaviors and habits that lead people to believe they can foretell the weather. And, maybe, we will look to see if there is anything to the claims these animals can predict the weather!"

This program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. It will be hosted by park educator Paul Fagley of Greenwood Furnace. 


You must register to receive the link. This program will be virtual on Microsoft Teams. Please check the link ahead of the program to make sure you can access it properly. All links to Teams for Little Buffalo will be the same - therefore, by registering for one of this series, you can access all of them. If you require special accommodations, please reach out to mmarker@pa.gov ahead of the program to discuss. 


Here is the list for the rest of Jan. and Feb.


Jan. 24th – Fossils

Jan. 26th – Winter Birds

Jan. 31st  – Tree ID – Soft Mast Species

Feb. 2nd – Groundhog Day

Feb 2nd – Evening Groundhog Day Special – Animal prognosticators hosted by Greenwood Furnace - 6pm

Feb. 7th  – Maple Tapping & ID

Feb. 9th   – Wildlife Forensics

Feb. 14th  – History of Maple Sugaring

Feb. 16th  – Tapping a Maple with Chapman State Park

Feb. 21st   – Presidential Impacts on Wildlife

Feb. 23rd  – Intro to Astronomy with Cherry Springs State Park

Feb. 28th – Winter Animal Tracks & Signs

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Little Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park Road, Newport, PA 17074-9428


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