Millbrook Marsh Messenger                  
May 2015
In This Issue

Quick Links
Coming Attractions!
5/16   Birds & Bagels

5/13 & 6/10 Fly Kids

5/12 Early Morning Bird Walk

5/20 Large-Scale Composting

Now - Summer Camp and Puddle Jumpers Registration!
Exciting Marsh Happenings!

MMNC Staff have seen Blue Birds, Baltimore Orioles, and Red-Tailed Hawks nesting around the Millbrook Marsh!

Songbird Fun Facts!

  • Songbirds eat insects that harm plants and trees. In fact, they can eat as many as 300 insects each day!
  • Each species “sings” a different song.
  • Many songbirds migrate to warmer climates during winter.
  • Songbirds build nests out of grass, yarn, mud, straw or other materials.
  • Songbirds can perch, or hang onto, branches.
  • Warblers are the most common songbird in the USA!​

Dear --FNAME--,

We hope you are enjoying the warm weather and a chance to be outdoors! Just a reminder that the grounds at the nature center are open every day for hiking, bird watching, or walking your dog so please visit the nature center and enjoy spending some time outdoors! We hope to see you soon!

Your Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Staff
Join us on Saturday, May 16 at 8:30 am for an enjoyable morning of birds and bagels! We’ll start with morning refreshments then venture out into the Marsh for a bird walk. We’ll return to the Spring Creek Education Building for a presentation on Migration. Birds and Bagels last approximately 2 hours and is open to birders of any age or experience level. Please bring binoculars; MMNC has a limited number to borrow.

For more information, click here

Are you ready for summer? Is your child signed up for one of our exciting specialty camps? If not, only a few spots remain, so register now! Spaces are available for the following camps:

Canoe Camp
Geocaching Adventure Camp
Kids' Mural Camp
Painting in Nature Camp
Youth Fly Fishing Camp

For details and to register, click here!

 Join Dr. Gene Bazan of Neo-Terra and learn about large scale composting that is perfect for ambitious gardeners! Gardeners, especially those who grow food, require more compost and produce more organic matter to be composted. This requires a larger set up, tools that you probably already have, careful monitoring of temperature and moisture, and other steps to make high quality compost. This workshop is designed for gardeners who want to begin larger-scale composting  and covers two setups: the “Three-Bin System” and an open pile or window.  

For more info and to register, click here!


Stop by and meet the Summer Staff at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center! Visit the marsh and take delight in a short activity or display, then enjoy a nature walk through the Marsh with family and friends. Join us for one of the following:
*  Saturday, June 20      10 AM- Noon
*  Sunday, June 21         1-3 PM
*  Saturday, July 18        10 AM - Noon
*  Sunday, July 19           1-3 PM​
We are happy to report that once again, Earth Day Birthday was a huge success and we want to thank the over 750 people who attended! 

A special thanks to Faith Collum for making a fantastic video of the event! To check it out, click here!
548 Puddintown Road 
State College PA 16801 ​
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center is operated by the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority. The CRPRA, part of the Centre Region COG, serves residents in State College Borough, and the Townships of Patton, Harris, College and Ferguson.