Wehrum Company Store
Wehrum was the largest of the ghost towns once located along the Ghost Town Trail. The company store provided just about all of the items needed to live in the town.
In early Spring the leaves of Skunk Cabbage begin to unurl in the wetlands and swamps.
Wood Frog Adaptions
Wood Frogs will deposit their eggs in about any watery spot they come across. This particular egg mass was in the middle of a field in a low-lying area where water seasonally collects. The trick is to lay eggs in a place where the water will last long enough for the tadpoles to fully develop.
Our Oldest Covered Bridge
Trusal Covered Bridge is both our oldest and shortest covered bridge in Indiana County.
Evening Glow at Blue Spruce Park
The end of a March day at Blue Spruce Park on a day of snow and brilliant blue skies.
A nighttime snow likely forced these swans to land at the lake at Blue Spruce Park to avoid the storm. Swans land here from time to time but not on a regular basis. Typically they land at larger lakes in the county as they migrate.
An Early March Snow at Cummings Dam
Photo taken March 10, 2017.
Hard at Work
After the winter beavers become very active in cutting down saplings and larger trees to replace their stockpile of food as well as to repair any damage that might have occurred to their lodges. This particular tree is hung up against another tree so unless the wind blows it down the beavers will no be able to use it.
The blooming of Coltsfoot along our roads and trails is a sure sign that Spring is near. This year they bloomed earlier than normal due to the very mild weather we have experienced.
March 8, 2017
A family of muskrats lives in a wetlands area along Route 56 south of Brush Valley. Can you find the muskrat in the photo?
Twin Rocks Cut - Ghost Town Trail
March 4, 2017
Interpreting Fred Rogers and the McFeely Cottage
This is a photo of the interpretive panel at Buttermilk Falls that interprets Fred Rogers childhood visits to Buttermilk Falls and the cottage that was owned by his grandfather.
A Creek Runs Through It
We have never seen anyone fishing in Blacklick Creek in Nanty Glo since the Ghost Town Trail was established here in 1994. But over the years the water quality has improved enough that some fishing is now taking place.
Where the Two Branches Meet
The North and South Branch of Blacklick Creek meet in Vintondale, PA not far from the Eliza Furnace.
With the recent spell of warm February weather it seems that everyone, regardless of their mode of transportation, has been out and about.