Wildlife Outreach Center
WOW is your one stop location for finding extension fact sheets, handbooks, webinars, youth programs and answers to frequently asked questions about Pennsylvania wildlife.
We’ve always had lots of great information on PA wildlife, but now we have brought it all together at one website making it much easier to locate what you are looking for. Whether you are interested in habitat management, solving a nuisance wildlife problem or locating a rehabilitator to take care of an injured animal, you’ll find the information you need is just a click away.
Presentation to mark anniversary of passenger pigeon's extinction
March 31, 2014A noted endangered-species expert will speak at Penn State to mark the 100th anniversary of perhaps the most iconic extinction event in United States history -- the loss of the passenger pigeon. The program is sponsored by The Arboretum at Penn State's Avian Education Program and the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
Bird Files: Diet Lessons from the Chickadee
March 24, 2014Black-capped chickadees are tiny but tough. At less than half an ounce, they’re one of the smallest birds to survive in northern areas during the winter. It takes a lot of body fat to keep warm, so chickadees spend most of the daylight hours feeding on seeds, berries, and occasionally fat from animal carcasses.
Pennsylvania adjusts CWD rules
October 26, 2013The Game Commission has made a number of changes to the CWD rules for hunters harvesting deer in regions where CWD has been found. This PGC news release explains the changes. Hunters are encouraged to be familiar with the changes and requirements.