Directions to Limestone Rd, SGL 51, Dunbar

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 1:00 PM
Limestone Run, S.G.L. 51 near Dunbar, Fayette County
Leader: Loree Speedy – 724-518-6022 cell; loreespeedy@gmail.com
Directions: Exit the I-76 PA Turnpike at Exit 75 New Stanton and head south on US 119 to Connellsville. Once you cross the bridge over the Yough just before Connellsville, set your mileage. Continue on US 119 south for 3.5 miles to a make a left turn onto Dunbar Rd at the traffic light. Proceed downhill and through the town of Dunbar by following signs to Ohiopyle (right after the RR tracks, left at the stop sign). From the stop sign, proceed 3 miles on the state road (passing a shooting range on the left) to a dirt game land road. The paved road turns to the left, but you will turn rightish onto the dirt game land road, just before a game commission facility. (If you pass the Public Hunting sign, turn around safely). Continue along this road about 1 mile to the parking area at the end.
GPS coordinates: 39.94478, -79.57903 (This is the beginning of dirt game land road. Continue 1 mile to parking area.)

Directions to Butler- Freeport Trail – Monroe Road

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 1:00 PM
Butler-Freeport Trail, Monroe Road Trailhead, Butler County
Leader: Adam Haritan of LearnYourLand.com
Adam is a wild-food enthusiast, researcher, forager, leader of educational walks, and a blogger on LearnYourLand.com.
Directions: From Pittsburgh: take PA-28 North to Exit 17 (PA-356/Butler/Freeport). At end of ramp, turn right to travel PA-356 for a little less than a mile. At the Sheetz, turn right onto Monroe Road and travel about 0.8 mile and turn left into a driveway for the Buffalo Creek Nature Center, just before the bike trail.
GPS coordinates: 40.70760, -79.71310

April 12, 2018 Meeting

Thursday, April 12, 7:30 pm. Kirsi Jansa will present How to Face the Challenges Climate Change Presents Us Without Becoming Overwhelmed. Sustainability Pioneers, locally produced short documentaries, showcase individuals, communities and states in the US and in Europe taking bold climate action. The screening will be followed by a community conversation led by the Sustainability Pioneers director Kirsi Jansa.

Sad news

Longtime member, Joel Platt, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017. He attended many of our meetings and outings.  He was our Refreshment Chair – making sure the water was hot for coffee/tea by the time members arrived and keeping our inventory bin stocked. He was a kind and intelligent man, who will be missed by all.

Joel’s obituary may be found at http://www.schugar.com/obituaries?id=1382

Sad News

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It is with deep sorrow that the Wissahickon Nature Club announces the death, on Friday June 17, 2016,  of our Past President, Chuck Tague. View the obituary from the Daytona Beach News:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-journalonline/obituary.aspx?n=charles-r-tague-chuck&pid=180427639

Sympathy cards may be mailed to his wife, Joan, at their home address:

22 Creek Bluff Way, Ormand Beach, FL 32174

 

Sad News

Esther Allen, teaching at Wissahickon Nature Club

Esther Allen, teaching at Wissahickon Nature Club

It is with deep sorrow that the Wissahickon Nature Club announces the death, on Friday June 27, 2011, of our beloved friend and founder, Esther Allen.

Esther helped found the Wissahickon Nature Club in 1942 and taught at every meeting through her exhibits.

Read a tribute to Esther on Kate St. John’s blog Outside My Window: We Miss Her Already.