Creepy Critters in Pittsburgh's Parks

October 27, 2016 by Scott Roller

Spotting an unexpected pair of tiny beady eyes glowing in the dark when you’re taking an after-dusk stroll near a wooded area can be scary.  Even...

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Creatures of the Night: Moths in the Parks

July 23, 2015 by Lauryn Stalter



Spend time outdoors on a dark summer evening, and you will likely see the flickering dance of moths around street lights and other sources...

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iBirding: Birding with Apps

June 26, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

When you walk out into your yard or into the park, can you point out a tufted titmouse or a Carolina chickadee? How about a red-winged blackbird...

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Great Expectations: Birding In Pittsburgh's Parks

January 15, 2015 by A Parks Pal

This guest blog was shared courtesy of Ted Floyd, Editor of Birding Magazine. This article previously appeared at The ABA Blog, published by the...

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The Brisk is Worth the Reward: Winter Activities in the Parks

January 8, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

We have to admit, Jack Frost nipping at your nose is not always as cute as it sounds; getting outdoors and exploring the parks in Pittsburgh...

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Let's Talk About Parks

September 18, 2014 by Parks Conservancy Staff

When my brothers and I were kids, the first person to reach the morning news would claw their way to the cartoons section, grab a bowl of cereal,...

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Like a Moth to a Flame: Mothing in Frick Park

July 25, 2014 by Parks Conservancy Staff

When prowling for nocturnal winged insects, follow the guy with 'Mothapalooza 2014' written on his shirt in glow-in-the-dark print.

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Out for the Count: Taking Part In The Great Backyard Bird Count

February 14, 2014 by Lauryn Stalter

"Who here knows how to count to five?" asks Gabi.

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Look up! Birding for beginners in Pittsburgh's Parks

November 21, 2013 by Lauryn Stalter

The final flares of autumn command a lot of attention. As you walk through the parks in the fall, it’s wonderful to get a little dizzy from the...

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