Underfoot is a recurring series on the NPC blog, highlighting various botanical wonders that can be found throughout the Pennsylvania landscape. Authored by environmental educator and NPC member, Susan Sprout, the first issue was introduced in April 2020 in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.
Susan Sprout is a retired school teacher who continued teaching after retirement at Montour Preserve helping teachers of handicapped students with nature walks, at the National Shell Museum as a curator of the fossil collection, and as teacher of Shell Studies at the local school on Sanibel Island. Based on her love and study of plants, she does living history presentations of medicinal plants used by Native Americans, colonial immigrants, and people living during the Civil War. Both she and her husband, Richard, serve as cannoneers with Thompson’s Independent Battery C PA Light Artillery. Sue has served on the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy board in the past. The Sprouts have been Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy members for 29 years.
Catch up on past issues of Underfoot: