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Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted: October 13, 2016

Items that support the Center for Private Forests at Penn State might just be the perfect gift for the woods-lover in your household...

The holidays are right around the corner. If you have woods-lovers in your life, the Center may help you with some gift ideas – natural journals and pocket knives.

We are pleased to share our Woodland Nature Journal: Tracking Changes through the Seasons. The journal provides monthly phenology notes describing some of the natural phenomena you can see through the year, as well as observation tips and resources to help you become a “citizen scientist.” The sketches of artist and retired forester John Sidelinger are found throughout the journal. The journal is filled with blank pages for notes, sketches, leaf presses, or other observations you collect. Rather than serving as a single year calendar, the monthly pages simply have numbered dates so that you can use it for multiple years and compare notes. The price is $20, plus shipping and handling.

We also recently created a Center for Private Forests pocket knife. Case Knives cooperated with the Center to create a custom green pocket knife featuring the Center’s word art. It comes in a suede pouch in a decorative tin and would make a lovely gift for the woods-loving, knife- carrying people you know. The knives are available for purchase at $75.

To purchase nature journals or knives contact the Center for Private Forests at 1-800-235-9473 or 814-863-0401.

Center for Private Forests at Penn State
416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802