The Erie Bird Observatory will continue the long-running bird banding program at Presque Isle. One of the founders, Mary Birdsong, says studying birds is the first step to learn and appreciate the natural world.
Western Pennsylvania has rich biodiversity and large chunks of forests, but looming threats. A new effort will prioritize funding to save wildlife like brook trout and golden-winged warblers in key regions to restore forests and waterways.
Agriculture officials are asking people who see a spotted lanternfly in any form -- egg masses or full grown insects -- to double bag them, throw them away - and report it to the state at BadBug@pa.gov