Framed in Snow
A Spring Day at Buttermilk Falls
Ice Cave at Buttermilk Falls
The Icy Ledge
The cascading waters of Buttermilk Falls freeze into a curtain of ice once the temperatures stay cold long enough.
Buttermilk Falls - Photo by Earl Carney Jr.
One of our favorite photos of Buttermilk Falls taken by Earl Carney Jr, in May 2002.
Summer Flow at Buttermilk Falls
The McFeely Trail is a short loop trail that circles the outer edge of the Buttermilk Falls Natural Area. It's named for Fred McFeely, the grandfather of Fed Rogers of children's television fame. Mr. McFeely once owned the property.
Baby Bull Frog
The Spring Run-off - March 13, 2015
Melting snow has made Hires Run flow at peak levels. There is still some snow on the paths at Buttermilk Falls but the site is gradually showing signs of Spring.
Buttermilk Fals - March 28, 2015
Wehrle's Salamanders are identified by the irregular shaped blotching on the side of the bodies. They also have webbed hind feet. This is a woodland salamander that lives under rocks on hillsides, they do not have an aquatic phase. Eggs are laid underground in deep crevices
We Live Here
While you may visit Buttermilk Falls for a brief period of time the Seal Salamander is a year-round resident. A Species of Special Concern in Pennsylvania our management of the site includes protect of this colorful species.