New Club Year Begins

-wine-and-cheeseWe will kick-off  the 2015-2016 club year this Thursday, September 17th with a wine and cheese reception at Fern Hollow Nature Center, starting at 7:00 PM. Members should bring a cheese plate in lieu of dessert.  The club will provide the wine.  Yearly dues are now being accepted.  $10 for an individual and $15 for a family membership.  Our speaker is Cris Hamilton, nature photographer, whose program is entitled “Mostly Birds.”

Monday Sept 14th Moraine Outing

Gr. Lobelia

Gr. Lobelia




Outings are not exclusive to members.  Everybody is welcome to come.  Dress
appropriately for the weather.  Wear hiking shoes and a hat.  Bring sun block,
field guides and binoculars.  Bring a lunch.  Don’t forget water and snacks for
the trail.

September 14, Monday, 10:00 a.m.  Bird and Wildflower Outing at
Moraine State Park by Kim Metheny.  Expect to see a patch
of Nodding Ladies  Tresses.   Look for many species of asters, Thin Leaf Coneflower, Silverrod,  Burr Marigold, Horsebalm, Great Blue Lobelia, Rosinweed, Spotted Wintergreen,  Common Sneezeweed and Bulb Bearing Water Hemlock plus some nifty mushrooms.
Several years ago we saw a ton of caterpillars including Tiger   Swallow,
Spicebush Swallowtail and the enormous Hickory Horned Devil.

Directions From
Pittsburgh: take I-79 North to Exit 96, (formerly Exit 28), Portersville,
Prospect.  At the end of exit ramp, turn Right onto Rt. 488 East.  Travel 1.1
miles to a “Y”  Bear Left at the “Y” to Moraine State Park.  From the “Y” go 1
mile to the entrance of Moraine State Park. Passing under US422 turn Left onto
422 West.  Go 2.1 miles.  Turn Right at the North Shore Exit (brown sign). Cross
a small bridge.  At the “Yield”, go right and travel .3 miles.  Turn Right into
Moraine State Park.   Go  1 mile to bicycle concession on the Right at  at Nealy