Welcome to the New Walzer Way!
We've had a wonderful fall so far in 2018. Everyday I continue to be inspired by the power of nature to transform us as people and how important it is for us to be good stewards for the environments in which we live. I'm pleased to announce our new website, new Walzer Way email newsletter, and new online merchandise store will continue to perpetuate a message that's so important in an age of screens – "Get Outside." In a northern climate like Latrobe, it's important to remember that even during the fall and winter we get outside to give ourselves a positive boost. Mother Nature offers free health benefits, you simply have to get outside to enjoy them. Please forward the newsletter on to your friends and encourage them to join our list. We have so many wonderful things to share with you each and every season. Looking forward to seeing you at the learning barn and out on the trails.
Executive Director, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve
Even for the most avid outdoor enthusiasts, winter can often be a time of dormancy, for humans as well as many other organisms. For many of us, winter weather means curling up with a good book and some soup because the idea of going outside is daunting. It’s cold, it’s wet, and there’s just not much to see. While those first two points can’t really be argued (although the right gear can make it bearable), that last point is simply not true. The truth is that many of us who opt to stay indoors until spring are missing out on some very interesting finds. In our very first ’10 Fun Facts’ of 2017, here are 10 things to know about winter ecology.
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