Stories from The Allegheny Front archived under

Naturalist Journal

Pacific Crest Trail Conjures Memories and Gratitude

The Allegheny Front's been following writer Luke DeGroote's journey along the Pacific Crest Trail. This is the third installment of his essay about a hike of more than a million steps, which he made several years ago.

continue reading »

Summertime Firsts: Roasting Marshmallows

Camping is one of the pleasures of the warmer months. For little people it can mean a lot of firsts: the first time sleeping in a tent, and hanging by a campfire. A couple of years ago, the Allegheny Front's Julie Grant and her then 3-year-old daughter joined their friends Aviva Gold and Steve Dilger and their 3-year-old daughter for the girls' first experience roasting marshmallows.

continue reading »

From The Allegheny Front Archives: Chuck Tague's 2001 Duckling Story

In 2001 naturalist Chuck Tague recorded this account of his encounter with a duckling and what to do--or not to do--with young wildlife.<

continue reading »

Naturalist Journal: Emerald Ash Borer Hits PA

The emerald ash borer has been found in western Pennsylvania recently.

continue reading »

The Art of Seeing in the Summer

Naturalist Paul Wiegman sits down with Matthew Craig and talks about how to fully enjoy the natural world by truly seeing--not just looki

continue reading »

A Fruit or Vegetable?

As you shop for your Thanksgiving dinner, you might be interested to know what is scientifically a fruit and a vegetable.

continue reading »

Naturalist Journal: T'is the Season for Spiders and Owls

It's almost Halloween, but our intrepid naturalist Dr. Chuck Welsh says don't be afraid of a little spider.

continue reading »

Naturalist Journal: Blue Jays

Host Matthew Craig talks with Dr. Chuck Welsh about aggressive Blue Jays.

continue reading »