Wildlife Everywhere!

Everyone oohs and aahs when they see a just-born fawn, a beautiful bird, or mama bear and her cubs. These may bring the “wow” factor to a day in Penn’s Woods, but there is so much more to discover. Penn’s Woods is host to more than 3,000 species of plants, 400 species of birds, 200 species of fish, 75 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 70 species of mammals. All told, there are more than 25,000 species documented in the state – more than half are fungi and invertebrates (insects, crustaceans, worms, etc.). Hundreds of thousands of people come to Pennsylvania to enjoy this natural heritage, adding to the estimated $1.93 billion in economic activity connected with hiking, camping, bird-watching, and similar activities.

Photo by Laura Kirt

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