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Yellow Creek Outing Canceled on October 14
Thursday, October 12, 2023
The Yellow Creek outing on Saturday, October 14, is canceled because of the heavy rain predicted.

Yellow Creek events related to bird habitats
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
So you want to save the world? Start locally at Yellow Creek Preregistration required. Sat, Sept 9, 2023. 1:00-3:00PM. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

Lots of people want to save the world, but not many step forward to help. Come show your love to Yellow Creek State Park by helping us remove invasive plants like Autumn Olive around Dragonfly Pond.

Give us two hours to show your love for this amazing state park! Please wear hiking shoes, long pants, bug spray, and bring water. We will provide the tools and the gloves to remove invasives from the most beloved Pond in Indiana County! We will be digging, lopping, and chopping the brush out of the ground with Plant Patrol. This program is for adults, teens, and kids, age 9 & up. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center. Preregistration preferred.

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Conservation Careers: Meet the PA Game Commission Warden Preregistration required: Wed, Sept 13, 2023. 5:30-6:30PM. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

Are you or someone you know curious about Conservation Careers? Would you like to learn what a PA State Game Warden does? Meet Indiana's County's Conservation Officer, Mason Frumkin to learn all about what a State Game Warden does. He will discuss why he wanted to become a game warden, what schooling is required, his experiences in the academy as well as his first few years on the job. Visitors will the opportunity to ask questions related to Game Warden Careers and his experiences.

This program is geared for adults, teens, and kids, age 9 & up. Preregistration is required.

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Tired of wasting time & money on the lawn? Let's switch to a Meadow/Forest Class Preregistration preferred. Thur, Sept 21, 2023. 3:00-5:00PM. Meet at Environmental Learning Center.

Do you spend all your free time mowing your grass? Do you get frustrated at your money wasted on maintaining a green lawn?

In Pennsylvania, there are over two million acres of lawn. Maintaining a lawn takes work. It requires mowing, water, fertilizer and in the meantime, pollinators disappear, and run off carries sediment and fertilizer into streams. One way to reduce your environmental footprint is to convert some or all your lawn to meadow or forest. By doing so, you help provide clean water and welcome birds and beneficial insects back to your property. Join Danielle Rihel, the DCNR Watershed Forestry Specialist to learn how to get rid of that lawn and switch to native meadow/forest! We will meet for the first part of class indoors and then go outside to explore meadows.

2022 Indiana County Christmas Bird Count Results
Saturday, December 31, 2022
The Todd Bird Club held its 40th Indiana Christmas Bird Count on December 26, 2022. Participants tallied 6991 individuals of 75 species on count day, plus 5 additional species during count week. View the detailed count results.

Bald Eagle at Yellow Creek with Fishing Line - Please Report
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Lisa Meadows, the Education Specialist at Yellow Creek State Park, saw an immature Bald Eagle that appeared to have fishing line in its talons. If you are at the park and can confirm that the eagle has fishing line in its talons, please immediately call the park office at (724) 357-7913 and ask for Lisa Meadow, or send her an email message at

Virtual Snowy Owl Presentation, March 16
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Join Presque Isle State Park for a virtual program Snowy Owls on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:00PM.

If you are a fan of owls, then this is a virtual program you may enjoy! Snowy owls have been visiting our area more often in recent years. They are truly an impressive bird, rivaling our own Great Horned Owl in size. Join a naturalist on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 6pm to 7:30 pm to learn more about this animal. Many beautiful photos taken by volunteers will be shown, along with their biology and other great information.

Register by clicking on the link below and then clicking on the green "Register" button. Register by March 14. Zoom Links will be sent to all registrants the day before the program, thanks to our sponsor, the Tom Ridge Environmental Center Foundation. This program is appropriate for all ages. Program may be modified or cancelled at the discretion of park staff.

September 2021 Meeting Cancelled
Thursday, September 2, 2021
The September 2021 meeting is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. The club will continue to go on outings, though, so please join us at Yellow Creek State Park.

Widespread Bird Mortality Event
Thursday, July 8, 2021
A large number of songbirds are dying from an unknown ailment in 10 states, including 60 out of 67 counties in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Game Commission recommends that we all bring in our bird feeders and wash them with a 10% bleach solution until the mortality event subsides. Birds gather in close proximity at feeders, so diseases can be easily transmitted there. Now birds have to practice social distancing, too?! You can read more about this in the game commission's news article from July 1 and in their updated alert on July 6.

PA State Parks Spring Migration Round-Up, April 24-30, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
Yellow Creek State Park and five other PA state parks are having a friendly birding competition on April 24-30. If you want to participate, submit your lists to eBird or send them to Lisa Meadows, Yellow Creek State Park Educator, at Or, if you want to work for the opposition and submit lists for the other participating parks, visit Bald Eagle State Park, Black Moshannon State Park, Canoe Creek State Park, or Prince Gallitzin State Park.

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Eastern Screech-Owl, LaSalle Park, Burlington, ON, 11/28/2015, Marg Higbee

Upcoming Events

Tuesday Yellow Creek Outing

  • Tue, December 12, 7:45 am
  • Yellow Creek Park North Shore Gazebo

Tuesday Yellow Creek Outing

  • Tue, December 19, 7:45 am
  • Yellow Creek Park North Shore Gazebo

2023 Indiana Christmas Bird Count

  • Tue, December 26, 12:01 am
  • Indiana County

Tuesday Yellow Creek Outing

  • Tue, January 2, 2024, 7:45 am
  • Yellow Creek Park North Shore Gazebo

January 2024 Meeting

  • Tue, January 2, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Blue Spruce County Park Lodge