Updated
October 10, 2018
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** Berks County Nature **
Since 2002. Now at www.berkscountynature.org.
Nature Activities of Organizations in Berks County, Pennsylvania
This site contains information about programs, field trips, exhibits, and organizations relating to natural history in and around Berks County, Pennsylvania. Programs and events are open to the public.
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Mengel Natural History Society  . To receive a monthly email notice of programs and field trips sponsored by the Mengel Natural History Society send an email request to .
Mengel Natural History Society
Updated (9-29-18) 

Baird flashbirdwalks
Baird Facebook page
Lancaster Butterfly & Entomology Club
Butterflies seen by month in 2018
65 species in 2018: In Oct 14
Updated (10-10-18)
Planetarium -Reading Public Museum
Berks Birds seen in 2017
(243 species)

Updated (1-7-18)

Berks County Butterfly Walks 2018 Updated (2-13-18)
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Reading Public  Museum
Yearly Berks Bird & Butterfly
Sightings; 2000-2017

Updated (1-7-18)
Berks Nature formerly Berks County Conservancy
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
Berks Mineralogical Society
This page is active again!

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Monocacy Hill Conservation Association

 Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Pike-Oley-District Preservation Coalition
Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society
Quittapahilla Audubon Society
Lebanon  County
  Blue Marsh Lake
Orchids of Berks County, Pennsylvania by Hans Wilkens
A checklist published by the MNHS.
 Tulpehocken Chapter - Trout Unlimited
  Muhlenberg Botanic Club
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 Green Lane Park
and Events Brochure
  Berks County RECYCLE info

 Woolly Bears and Look-alikes in Berks Co.
  Blue Mountain Wildlife

Don't Forget Other Great Local Sources for Natural History are listed below

Baird Ornithological Club

October 12, 2018         Friday 7:30 pm
"Cruising and Birding through the Panama Canal" by Mike Slater. BOC members Jan and Mike Slater sailed on a two-week birding cruise from Miami, Florida to San Diego, California via the Panama Canal aboard the Celebrity ship "Inifinty" in April 2017. Join us to hear about their birding adventures along the way. The trip was organized by Carefree Birding the American Birding Association.
Held at the Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, on PA-625 2 miles south of PA-724. 2910 New Holland Road, Reading, PA. All welcome. Free.

Baird Ornithological Club

October 20, 2018         Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
"MOUNT PENN HAWK WATCH" from the top of the William Penn Memorial Fire Tower. Coordinator: Bill Uhrich 610-373-8109



MENGEL NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY
Mengel Natural History Society

October 26, 2018              Friday 7:30 pm
"Hans Wilkens - German - Lutheran - Bachelor - Botanist"  by Bill Uhrich. A look a Berks County's most unlikely botanist along with the Patronyms of Berks. The program will be followed by our Fall Seed Exchange and Giveaway. All welcome. Free.
Check out the Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center Facebook page. Like and follow us to keep up with Nolde Center news and new program offerings.

www.Facebook.com/NoldeForestEEC


THE FIRST RECORDED DISCOVERY of this INSECT in NORTH AMERICA
What to do if you Find the Spotted Lanternfly on your Property.

Citizen scientists can report sightings or collected specimens to the automated Invasive Species Hotline at 1-866-253-7189 or photographs may be sent to Badbug@pa.gov. Please check the the Spotted Lanternfly - delimitation map and only report sightings outside of known grids.

This insect (a plant hopper native to SE Asia) was discovered for the first time in North America in September 2014. It is a potential threat to an array of plants from herbaceous plants to trees, not only locally, but for the continent.

How many food
calories in a gallon of
gasoline?
FOOD to GASOLINE
Most of us know how many food calories an adult needs per day, so in the debate over making ethanol from corn to replace gasoline, wouldn't it be nice to know how many food calories there are in a gallon of gasoline? Can you skip breakfast and drive to work on the energy you didn't eat?
The answer is: the number of food calories in a gallon of gasoline is 31,500
For most adults this is the energy in about two weeks of food.
YOU can calculate this. How to calculate page.
Butterfly Enthusiasts
There is a small informal group of local butterfly collectors/observers in Berks Co. If you are interested in butterflies and would like to meet this group, contact. You are also invited to the butterfly walks found at the link at the top of the page.
You may contact the web master at the same address.
Other Great Local Sources for Natural History Activities and Information
Jack's Backyard, hosted by Jack Holcomb, on Saturdays at 8 to 10 am on WEEU, 830 AM, announces natural history activities at 8 am followed by 2 hours of call-ins and interviews about natural history. Rebroadcast on Sunday nights 10:00 p.m. to midnight.

Outside by Mike Slater is a nature column which appears weekly in the Berks Country insert of the Wednesday Reading Eagle.

The Weekend section of the Thursday issue of the Reading Eagle includes a "To Do" list which includes natural history activities. 

      Berks County Nature was created January 29, 2002.