Middle Creek Programs & Activities

Beginning in the month of April, Middle Creek will continue the highly regarded lecture series and other events and programs including the Wildlife Art Show, Wildfowl Show, Ned Smith Art Auction and a celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Featured speakers cover a myriad of fascinating topics. There is no admission charge for any program. All programs begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Visitor's Center unless otherwise noted on the schedule.

Middle Creek is owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and paid for primarily with hunting license dollars.

Wildflower Checklist
Bird Checklist
Conservation Trail

2015 Programs & Activities

All programs begin at 7:30 PM at the Visitor Center unless otherwise noted. For further information or directions, please call the Middle Creek Visitor Center at: 717-733-1512 There is no admission charge for any program.

September 3

White Nose Syndrome

First documented in New York during the winter of 2006-07, White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) is believed to have surfaced in Pennsylvania in 2008 and began killing cave bats in 2009. WNS refers to a white fungus on the muzzles and wing membranes of affected bats. Because this fungus is a cold-loving fungus, it is a condition that only affects bats while they hibernate. Therefore, it is not harmful to humans and does not grow on bats during summer months. This fungus has been confirmed to be the causative agent of the disease, although the specific mechanism of how it causes mortality is not fully understood. This program will update the most current research on WNS and its current status within Pennsylvania.   Dan Mummert

Pennsylvania Game Commission
19 & 20

Wildfowl Show

The 29th annual Middle Creek Wildfowl Show will feature hand-carved waterfowl decoys, other wildfowl art and much more. Decoy carvers will enter their creations into gunning decoy, decorative decoy and shorebird decoy competitions. Retriever demonstrations will also be featured. General proceeds from the show will benefit the Wildlands Preservation Fund for the preservation of open space. Download the .pdf brochure for more details.   9AM - 5PM Both Days

Retriver Demonstrations:
Sat. 10AM & noon
Sun. 11AM & 1PM

National Hunting and Fishing Day

Hunters and anglers have always been at the forefront of the conservation movement. National Hunting and Fishing Day is designed to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of sportsmen towards conservation. It also is designed to introduce others to the joys of outdoor pursuits. Many sportsmen's organizations will be represented along with other conservation groups. There will be ongoing exhibits, programs and activities throughout the day. If you appreciate and enjoy the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, come out and thank the sportsmen; for without them, places like this would not exist.   11AM - 5PM

Middle Creek is owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and paid for primarily with hunting license dollars

Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110-9797