Blue Knob State Park has announced its schedule of public programs for June 18-20.
“Bats” will be highlighted at the June 18 presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. Participants will learn how bats are beneficial to humans and how to coexist with them. A plan for building a bat roosting box will be available. Dr. Merilee Anderson from Mount Aloysius College will offer a look at “PA Pollinators” on June 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. The program will offer information on types of pollinators, plant features preferred by different pollinators, and how to attract pollinators to yards and gardens. An examination of common pollinators will be followed by a short walk to the pollinator meadow at Chappells Field. The weekend will conclude with a "Tree Walk" from 10 to 11 a.m. June 20. While walking the Chappells Field Trail, information will be provided on basic tree identification and some common trees in the state. For more information about the programs and handicap accommodations, call 814-276-3576.