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Aug 14

The (very) First Pennsylvanians

Turns out the oldest known evidence of human habitation in North America was found not in New Mexico, but in southwestern Pennsylvania. This amazing discovery was made by a curious farmer, and the Meadowcroft Rockshelter site has since become a can't-miss destination.

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Aug 14

Watching for birds in Western PA

Over 800 different species of birds live in North America. Nearly half of those species can be seen right here in PA. From hawks to hummingbirds, warblers to waterfowl, you can find spot them on city streets, in suburban backyards, along trails and scenic drives, in state forests and parks, or in the beautiful Mon Valley.

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May 31

Celebrating 125 years of PA's state parks and forests

In 1893, Pennsylvania was practically devoid of trees. In 2018, the state boasts 121 state parks encompassing nearly 300,000 acres and a state forest system comprised of 2.2 million acres in 48 counties. These natural assets are invaluable, whether you're talking about the Commonwealth's economy or its health.

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