Updated
November 4, 2022
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** 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.
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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 (October 29, 2022). 
Baird Ornithological Club
BairdOrnithological Club flashbirdwalks
Baird Ornithological Club on Facebook
Lancaster Butterfly & Entomology Club
Lancaster Butterflies seen in 2022
(Sep 14 sp) Updated (9-6-22)
Berks Butterflies seen by
month in 2022

(Nov 3 sp) Updated 11-4-22)
Berks Butterflies 2021
Planetarium -Reading Public Museum

Reading Public Museum
Berks Birds seen in 2018
(250 species)

Berks County Butterfly Walks 2022
(8-4-22)
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Neversink Butterflies 2017-2021
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

  Natural Lands
Over 100,000 acres preserved.

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


 Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association
  Berks County RECYCLE info


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

  
Mengel Natural History Society
October 28, 2022     Friday 7:30 PM   An IN-PERSON meeting.
"Nolde Forest Update" by Sarah Presogna, Education Supervisor at Nolde Forest EEC. Join Sarah for an update of ongoing projects at Nolde Forest. From Beech Leaf Disease to the new environmental state standards for schools, get caught up on the ongoing changes here in the forest. Program followed by our Fall Seed Exchange and Give-away. All welcome. Free.
Held at Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, on PA-625 2 miles south of PA-724. 2910 New Holland Road, Reading, PA.

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
gasoline?
FOOD to GASOLINE
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.