- Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2019 02:31
The public libraries in Westmoreland County were each recently the recipients of a copy of "Natural Areas in and Around Westmoreland County," donated by the Westmoreland Land Trust.
|Pictured is Elina Filander, Director of the Belle Vernon Public Library and Kodie Rearick, the AmeriCorps Service Member for the Westmoreland Land Trust, when the copy was delivered to the library.|
The book, an effort by the members of the Westmoreland Bird & Nature Club, under the leadership of editor Dick Byers, is a guide to the natural features and wildlife to be found in public lands within a 35-mile radius of Greensburg. Area sites that fall within the guide include Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver and Deadman's Hollow, off the Great Allegheny Passage in Allegheny County. The listings include directions to the locations, historic as well as geologic features found there. Wildflowers and their typical bloom time, as well as birds, amphibians and reptiles to be found at the sites are often mentioned as well with the goal of mentioning what the casual visitor would see.