Seeing Green

I am sure you are as excited as we are this March to see GREEN on the landscape! Shades and shapes of green are emerging where the eye can spy. Glimpses of spring are more frequent - sprouts, bluebirds, buds, to name a few, are showing us the presence of spring is right on the cusp. Hold on a bit more, and spring will take hold soon with fragrance and grace. Until then, celebrate the changing of the seasons, women, nature observations, a good book, a good find, and much more this March.


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Executive Director, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

WPNR Roots for Women

Women Rock

We are celebrating WOMEN in March at WPNR! Can you be the lucky lady to find a special rock with an uplifting message? Hit the trails, it is good for your heart and mind. Be sure to keep your eyes open for a fun find. Enjoy, share, and spread kindness today and everyday. Let nature be your guide.

Get Your Green Thumb On

WPNR is a proud member of the Seed Savers Exchange.  One of the largest nongovernmental seed banks in the United States, this nonprofit organization preserves heirloom plant varieties through regeneration, distribution, and seed exchange. As contributors, we maintain a large collection of seeds from our gardens that we share and receive through this program. Visit the Learning Center Barn and our wild spaces to learn more about the seeds that might be right for your growing needs.

Seed Savers Exchange

#GOHOHO a Success

She believed she could, so she did!

It may have taken a bit longer to find the treasures - but what a hunt indeed! Our very own Beth Bollinger spent countless hours to find the last of our Hunt of Holiday Opulence treasures. The rain, snow, cold, or wind didn't stop her from exploring. She put her super sleuth skills to work and it paid off - she helped us complete the hunt. A spring celebration is on the horizon!

Bird With Dr. Kellam

Nature In Your Backyard

Spring Ahead!

Nature Story Time Registration

March's Easter NST is full but there are still spots available for:

Spring NST: Friday, April 5 (10:30-11:30 am)

Garden NST: Thursday, May 16 (10:30-11:30 am)

Spring NST Registration
Garden NST Registration

Be the Change

WPNR is happy to offer our undergraduate student-designed and led Environmental Explorers Program again! Miss Lida will share a STEM-based nature education program this spring for children in grades 3-6.

Environmental Explorers Registration

The Work of Childhood

Signs of Spring

Photo below courtesy of Michael Sims

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Barn Owl Gift Corner


Great news...the Barn Owl Gift Corner is back open and better than ever! New inventory is coming in every week and we now accept cash, checks, AND (finally!) cards! Stop in to see what's new! $10 minimum purchase is required for card users please.

Contact Us

(724) 537-5284

744 Walzer Way ​

Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650

Learning Center Barn Hours: 

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Trail Hours: Daily Dawn to Dusk

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