Millbrook Marsh Messenger                  
August 2015
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Coming Attractions!
Early Morning
Bird Walks
Tuesdays, Sept 1-Oct 6
7:30 AM

Fly Kids 
(Young Birders Club)
Wednesdays, 9/9, 10/7, 11/11 & 12/9
4:50-5:30 PM 

Grandparent's Day Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Sept 13
2:00-4:00 PM

Did you know?

  • Fireflies are the Pennsylvania State insect!

  • They are commonly called "lightning bugs" in the state of Pennsylvania

  • Fireflies are among the many species that are bioluminescent, meaning that they can produce their own light.

  • ​Firefly light can be yellow, green or orange.

  • In some places at some times, fireflies synchronize their flashing.

  • Males that do glow use their flash to attract females. Each species has its own pattern of light flashing.


Dear --FNAME--,

Summer is wrapping up and we are ready for fall! Cooler temperatures may be coming, but that won't stop us from offering a wonderful variety of programs and events! Fall kicks off with Puddle Jumpers and Knee High Naturalists learning and exploring all that MMNC has to offer. But we left the adults out, learn all about the native plants around the Marsh and how to "Winterize Your Garden" this fall. And that's just the start, October and November will have exciting happenings, so check back for our next e-newsletter or visit for details!

Your Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Staff

This wonderful program for preschoolers mixes outdoor exploration with fundamental learning through hands-on
experiences at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center! 

Click here to register NOW!  Space is limited!

 Starting Sept. 9!

Children, ages 3-6, and their parents learn and explore at Millbrook Marsh! Please dress for the weather; parents are invited and encouraged to stay!

           Wednesday, September 9             Rocking Rocks!
           Wednesday, September 16           Seed Study!
           Wednesday, September 23          Fall Foraging!
           Wednesday, September 30          Leapin' Leaves!

Programs are held 10:30-11:30 am on the dates listed above. Please register no later than 5 pm the Tuesday prior to class. 
Join Garden Starter, Bill Sharp from 6:30-7:30 PM and learn how to prepare your garden for winter. Gardening doesn't come to an end when the plants come out of the ground, so join us and learn a few simple things you can do to protect your soil over winter and set yourself ahead for spring!
More details and to register, click here!


Join a Millbrook Marsh Naturalist
for a fun, informative walk and talk about native plants and their cultural uses. Discover how native people acquired food, medicine, and other essentials.  ​

For details & to register, click here!

The CRPR 2015 Fall Active Guide came out on Sunday, August 9! Get your copy by visiting one of the local businesses listed here or visit for fall program and event details! 

For more info and to register, 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.