Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 42
Landowners interested in developing “backyard habitats” beneficial to wildlife are encouraged to check out the “Landscaping for Wildlife in Pennsylvania,” available from the Game Commission. Written by Marcus Schneck, a noted outdoor and nature writer from Berks County, the 160-page book comes complete with descriptions, drawings and photos of ideal habitat for a variety of species, from hummingbirds to bats, as well as construction plans for several wildlife nesting boxes. The book also contains a chapter on nuisance wildlife and steps to address certain situations, as well as the importance of planting native species and a listing of recommended plants. To order the book, $9.43 (plus state sales tax and shipping and handling), visit the Game Commission’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), put your cursor over “General
“Landscaping for Wildlife” book offered
Store” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, click on “Visit the Outdoor Shop” in the drop down menu listing, then choose “Pennsylvania Game Commission Outdoor Shop” in the lower left-hand corner, choose “Merchandise” from the banner listing” and then click on “Books” in the categories in the left-hand column. Orders also are being accepted at 1-888-888-3459. processed by Game Commission personnel from Pennsylvania sources. UPS is the preferred method of delivery. Shipping and handling charges do apply. Orders are shipped only Monday through Wednesday to assure delivery for weekend planting. However, orders also may be picked up in person at the nursery, once notified the order is ready. “Due to conditions beyond our control, such as ice and snow, wet weather, frozen ground, we may not be able to ship trees as early as we would like,” Ayers said. “We will do everything we can to ensure timely shipping and arrival of trees. Generally, seedlings ship in the month of April.” Order forms and information are available on the agency’s website by putting your cursor on “General Store” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, then clicking on “Howard Nursery” in the drop-down menu listing and scrolling down and choosing “2012 Seedling Order Form.” The order form can be completed and submitted on line, or printed out and faxed or mailed. Payments are not due until the order is confirmed by Howard Nursery. For those without Internet access, order forms can be obtained at Game Commission offices or various displays or booths at shows in which the agency participates through the spring, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Howard Nursery, 197 Nursery Road, Howard, PA 16841. For more information, contact the Howard Nursery at the address above or call 814-355-4434.
Contacting the Region Offices
Northwest — 814-432-3187 Southwest — 724-238-9523 Northcentral — 570-398-4744 Southcentral — 814-643-1831 Northeast — 570-675-1143 Southeast — 610-926-3136
TIP Hotline: 1-888-PGC-8001. This number is only for calls concerning illegal killing of endangered species or multiple big game animals. All other calls should be made to the appropriate region number above. 42 GAME NEWS