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Elk Country and the NPC Legacy

Each year thousands of people make the trip to Elk Country – home to the largest free-roaming elk herd in the northeastern United States – for the opportunity to catch sight of this magnificent animal in its natural habitat. Located in the northcentral region of Pennsylvania, as many as 1,400 elk roam wild across 3,000 square miles. One of the most popular times of year … Continue reading Elk Country and the NPC Legacy »

Underfoot: Pokeweed & Blue Chicory

By: Susan Sprout Find out what’s underfoot with NPC member and environmental educator, Susan Sprout! Catch up on past issues of Underfoot: Introduction & Bloodroot, Trout Lily & Coltsfoot, Blue Cohosh & Dutchman’s Breeches, Ground Ivy & Forget-Me-Nots, Goldthread & Wild Ginger, Common Mullein & Sweet Woodruff, Aniseroot & Butterfly Weed, Myself , Jewelweed & Soapwort, American Pennyroyal & Great Lobelia, Boneset & Common Ragweed. Pokeweed Pokeweed’s four to eight foot height and large sprawling shape … Continue reading Underfoot: Pokeweed & Blue Chicory »

Underfoot: Boneset & Common Ragweed

By: Susan Sprout Find out what’s underfoot with NPC member and environmental educator, Susan Sprout! Catch up on past issues of Underfoot: Introduction & Bloodroot, Trout Lily & Coltsfoot, Blue Cohosh & Dutchman’s Breeches, Ground Ivy & Forget-Me-Nots, Goldthread & Wild Ginger, Common Mullein & Sweet Woodruff, Aniseroot & Butterfly Weed, Myself , Jewelweed & Soapwort, American Pennyroyal & Great Lobelia. BonesetBoneset or Thoroughwort is a native perennial plant standing about 60 inches tall. … Continue reading Underfoot: Boneset & Common Ragweed »

Underfoot: American Pennyroyal & Great Lobelia

By: Susan Sprout Find out what’s underfoot with NPC member and environmental educator, Susan Sprout! Catch up on past issues of Underfoot: Introduction & Bloodroot, Trout Lily & Coltsfoot, Blue Cohosh & Dutchman’s Breeches, Ground Ivy & Forget-Me-Nots, Goldthread & Wild Ginger, Common Mullein & Sweet Woodruff, Aniseroot & Butterfly Weed, Myself , Jewelweed & Soapwort. American Pennyroyal American Pennyroyal is a native plant that is a member of the mint family. European Pennyroyal, … Continue reading Underfoot: American Pennyroyal & Great Lobelia »

Underfoot: Jewelweed & Soapwort

Find out what’s underfoot with NPC member and environmental educator, Susan Sprout! Catch up on past issues of Underfoot: Introduction & Bloodroot, Trout Lily & Coltsfoot, Blue Cohosh & Dutchman’s Breeches, Ground Ivy & Forget-Me-Nots, Goldthread & Wild Ginger, Common Mullein & Sweet Woodruff, Aniseroot & Butterfly Weed, Myself . JewelweedA pale yellow earring on a thin wire dangling under light green leaves. That may be an apt description of a pale jewelweed … Continue reading Underfoot: Jewelweed & Soapwort »