Screech owls come in two color phases, a red phase shown here, and a grey phase. Usually by mid-August we begin to hear Screech owls calling in our parks. The photo is by Margaret Higbee of the Todd Bird Club. our thanks to Margaret for allowing us to share this photo of a sleeping owl.
The Seal Salamander is one of our rarest salamanders in Indiana County. Fortunately, there are several areas within our park system where they receive protection.
This new trail shelter at the Blacklick Valley Natural Area is a unique structure in honor of two very unque people. The late David and Penny Russell were the donors of the property which is now the Blacklick Valley Natural Area, one of our most diverse habitat areas in our park system. A great place to walk, hike and enjoy the beuaty of nature.