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March 3, 2021 Add Periodical Cicada page.
** Berks County Nature **
Since 2002. Now at www.berkscountynature.org.
Nature Activities of Organizations in Berks County, Pennsylvania
This site contains information about programs, field trips, exhibits, and organizations relating to natural history in and around Berks County, Pennsylvania. Programs and events are open to the public.
Mengel Natural History Society  . To receive a monthly email notice of programs and field trips sponsored by the Mengel Natural History Society send an email request to .
Mengel Natural History Society
Updated (2-22-21). 
Baird Ornithological Club
BairdOrnithological Club flashbirdwalks
Baird Ornithological Club on Facebook
Lancaster Butterfly & Entomology Club
Lancaster Butterflies seen in 2020
Updated (10-12-20)
Berks Butterflies seen by
month in 2020

68 species in 2020 (Nov. 11 sp)
Latest: Ocala Skipper.
Updated (11-14-20)
Planetarium -Reading Public Museum
Berks Birds seen in 2018
(250 species)

Berks County Butterfly Walks 2021 NEW (9-19-20)
Reading Public  Museum
Yearly Berks Bird & Butterfly
Sightings; 2000-2018

Updated (1-14-19)
Berks Nature formerly Berks County Conservancy
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
Berks Mineralogical Society

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Monocacy Hill Conservation Association

  Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Pike-Oley-District Preservation Coalition
Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society
Quittapahilla Audubon Society
Lebanon  County
  Blue Marsh Lake
Orchids of Berks County, Pennsylvania by Hans Wilkens
A checklist published by the MNHS.
 Tulpehocken Chapter - Trout Unlimited
  Muhlenberg Botanic Club
  Periodical (17 year) Cicadas
Added to this page 11Jan2021.

 Green Lane Park
and Events Brochure

  Berks County RECYCLE info

 Woolly Bears and Look-alikes in Berks County, PA
  Blue Mountain Wildlife

 Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association

Don't Forget Other Great Local Sources for Natural History listed below

Baird Ornithological Club
March 12, 2021                 Friday 7:30 PM.
"How Birds Made Us Human" by Dr. Rob Fergus. People have been living and interacting with birds since before we were human. Many of the behaviors that we take to be inherently human; including walking upright, using tools, language, writing, music, dance, sewing, pottery, home building, and flight were perfected by birds long before we became human. This presentation looks at the shared history of humans and birds and how we may have became human by copying these behaviors from birds in our shared environment. Dr. Rob Fergus studied bird conservation at the University of Texas. He was the founding director of the Hornsby Bend (Texas) Bird Observatory and was the first executive director of the Travis Audubon Society in Austin, Texas. He worked for the National Audubon Society for nearly 5 years as their senior scientist for Urban Bird Conservation. Dr. Fergus is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment at Rowan University.
Contact Baird at membership@bairdornithological.club if you are a guest or a member who needs a link.
Periodical Cicada (17 Year Cicada) Brood X in Berks this year (2021)
Starting mid May and continuing for a few weeks           
A link to a page with info and photos from 2004 is here.
National Moth Week
July 17 - 25, 2021   Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Celebrate National Moth Week July 17 - 25, 2021 . Turn the porch light on and enjoy the show! NationalMothWeek.org has information on this celebration of biodiversity of the often overlooked creatures in your neighborhood. Berks County has over 1400 species of moths

The SPOTTED LANTERNFLY (Lycorma delicatula)
What to look for

This insect (a plant hopper native to SE Asia) was discovered for the first time in North America in September 2014. It is a potential threat to an array of plants from herbaceous plants to trees, not only locally, but for the continent.

How many food
calories in a gallon of
Most of us know how many food calories an adult needs per day, so in the debate over making ethanol from corn to replace gasoline, wouldn't it be nice to know how many food calories there are in a gallon of gasoline? Can you skip breakfast and drive to work on the energy you didn't eat?
The answer is: the number of food calories in a gallon of gasoline is 31,500
For most adults this is the energy in about two weeks of food.
YOU can calculate this. How to calculate page.
Butterfly Enthusiasts
There is a small informal group of local butterfly collectors/observers in Berks Co. If you are interested in butterflies and would like to meet this group, contact. You are also invited to the butterfly walks found at the link at the top of the page.
You may contact the web master at the same address.
Other Great Local Sources for Natural History Activities and Information
Jack's Backyard, hosted by Jack Holcomb, on Saturdays at 8 to 10 am on WEEU, 830 AM, announces natural history activities at 8 am followed by 2 hours of call-ins and interviews about natural history.
      Berks County Nature was created January 29, 2002.