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Grow With Us

Spring has been sharing so much with us each day. Every new day brings a fascinating nature discovery - for our staff and our many school children visiting us all of April and May. The glimpse of the garter snake basking in the sun, the beautiful song of the Cat Bird or Song Sparrow, or the joyous leap of a Green Frog on Palmer Pond. 

Whatever you discover, be sure to share it with us this spring. As summer's arrival is almost upon us, our Spring iNaturalist Observations are coming to and end soon. 

199 observations to date.  Keep them coming!


Join us in the months ahead for Hummingbirds, Goats, and more!  We hope to see you hiking, learning, and "growing" with us all season.

Sincerely,

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Executive Director, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

Join Us at the Barn

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LEARNING CENTER BARN HOURS

Tuesday - Friday

10 am - 4 pm

Photo Exhibit and Opening Reception

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The Barn Owl Gift Corner

Many Hummingbird finds await!

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Still Spring

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Spring Observation Challenge

2022


Join the millions of people worldwide sharing their nature observations with one another and scientists working to address climate change and habitat alteration. Assist WPNR in collecting data to continue to conserve our special nook of nature in Latrobe.

Grow Our Observations

Upcoming Programming

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Calling All Girls Who Love Nature

New this summer to WPNR, join us for a girl only outdoor experience.

You do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend!

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Girls in the Field Registration K-5
Girls in the Field Registration Middle/High School
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June 28-30, 2022

Birds and Bugs Camp

We are Full Friends, please call us to be put on a waiting list!


July 26-28, 2022

Slime and Scale Camp

We welcome your family to join us for two summer camps in 2022! The entire family can delight in trail walks, field investigations, crafts, games and more. Engage your senses together in nature this summer season. Camps designed for families with children age 5 and up.


Registration

Grow Kindness This Spring

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WPNR is the G.O.A.T.

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Our four-footed friends from Allegheny Goatscape are back with us

June 21st-July 11th for some maintenance along our trails!

It's Radical

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There’s so much abundance on the horizon! Next week, issue #2 of Radicle, our nature ‘zine, will be available in our Little Free Seed + Book Library, at the Barn Owl Corner, and digitally on our website. We’re featuring the deeply moving work of indigenous poet Tanaya Winder, student-submitted articles about PA natives, a clever way to forage for your dinner, and more! Pick up a copy and feel free to share, and submit your ideas, art, and photos. As if that’s not enough fun to look forward to, we have a new plant offering in the coming days.  A limited number of seedlings will be at the Little Free Seed + Book Library for you to plant in your vegetable garden or patio pot – keep an eye out on our social media pages for details. 

Pawpaw Huh?!

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Pawpaw

Asimina triloba


Pawpaw is a tree in the Annonaceae or the Custard Apple family which are widespread throughout the tropics. The pawpaw is the only member of this family to be found in the temperate regions of North America. 

The pawpaw tree produces an oblong fruit that weighs six to twelve ounces. The fruit has a deep yellow, creamy textured flesh, and a taste described as a cross between a banana, mango, and pineapple. It contains large seeds that are easily removed.


Pollination is important by flies

not bees to the Pawpaw Tree.

Can you see the fly?

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Springtime Finds

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Comfrey at Springhouse

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"Sally" at Palmer Pond

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Black Swallowtail at Colonial Garden

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Garter Snake in Grass

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Contact Us

(724) 537-5284

744 Walzer Way ​Latrobe, PA 15650

Barn Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 AM – 4 PM

Trail Hours:  Daily Dawn to Dusk

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