Two Lick Creek at Waterworks Conservation Area
Blue Spruce Lodge - Established 1985
R.W. Wehrle Marker at Waterworks Conservation Area
Armerford Bridge on the Ghost Town Trail
It's not an optical illusion, the Armerford Bridge is a hump back bridge that has three humps that you ride across as you travel the bridge.
Mountain Laurel in Bloom
Kayaking on the Conemaugh River
17 Year Cicada
The year 2019 marks the return of the 17-year Cicada. They will be with us for about a month before their offspring re-enter the ground to emerge again in 2036.
17-Year Cicada Emerging
This is what the 17-year Cicada looks like when they first emerge from their shells.
Spring Rains Bring Watertfalls
This small waterfall is located along the Ghost Town Trail near the Heshbon Access Area.
The R.W. Wehrle Homestead
R.W. Wehrle was Indiana County's foremost naturalist and namesake of the Wehrle's Salamander. His home was once located where the Indiana Schwinn Bicycle Shop is today on South 5th Street in Indiana Borough. This plaque commemorates R.W. Wehrle's life and accomplishments.
Early Morning at Tom's Run - Pine Ridge Park
The colorful spikes of cinnamon ferns are found in wetland areas along the Ghost Town Trail.
All Access Fishing Dock at Blue Spruce Park
Our new dock and sidewalk provides easy access for all persons. The dock was installed in the Spring of 2019.
Buena Vista Furnace Along the Ghost Town Trail
Buttermilk Falls - May 14, 2019
Lady Slippers in Bloom
Early May is when the grand white trillium makes its showy appearance on hillsides.
Porcupine Love Nest
It's easy to locate porcupines by the amount of droppings they leave outside their dens. This den was inside a hollow beech tree. Interesting though how the porcupine carved a heart at the entrance to the den, maybe as an extra attraction to help find a mate.
By mid-May Buttermilk Falls is a green oasis.
Up Close and Personal with Reptiles
April Claus presented a program at Blue Spruce Park on Reptiles and Amphibians on May 4, 2019. As part of the program the attendees got to handle some specimens like this Corn Snake.
Nighttime Sky at Blue Spruce Lake
Fish Survey of Blue Spruce Lake
Although the Amish will not use electric in their homes they will use electric motors for fishing and even fish finders.
Wetlands and swamps are the locations to look for the colorful Marsh Marigold.