Owls, bees and spider programs to be held
The following programs are being offered at Yellow Creek State Park in mid-September.
• Saturday: “Owl Prowl,” 7 to 8:30 p.m., environmental learning classroom
Join park naturalist Mike Shaffer to learn about the owls that prowl the night woods in Pennsylvania. After a short discussion, we will then go in search of these night-flying creatures. Bring a flashlight if you have one. Dress for the weather.
• Sept. 21: “Honey Bees and Pollination,” 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn why honeybees are fascinating and important insects that produce honey and other products that we can use. They also pollinate many fruit and vegetable crops important to us. Spend the morning learning from beekeeper Bill Stancombe about keeping bees, the equipment used, the products bees produce and some of the challenges in beekeeping. To register, call (724) 357-7913.
• Sept. 21: “Spiders of Pennsylvania,” 2 to 3 p.m., environmental learning classroom.
Join the park naturalist to learn about the common spiders of Pennsylvania and the two venomous spiders found here. Afterward, take a hike to find spiders in their natural habitat.