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Fall Nature Walk

Saturday, October 4, 2014
10 a.m.
Cost: $5.00 for nonmembers, free to BRBHS members
As the leaves transform from summer greens to vibrant yellows, flaming reds, explosive oranges, and shades of earthy brown, why not enjoy the last warm days before winter’s chill sets in?
Learn about the various flora and fauna of Western Pennsylvania with Bushy Run volunteers and nature enthusiasts Bob Learzaf & Dave Browning.

Plant a Tree for Groot Day

Sunday, October 5, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE; but BYOT (Bring Your Own Tree)

In 1763 the battlefield would have been covered with trees. We would like to get it back to that condition someday so that future visitors can see what the terrain was like at the time of the battle.

We would also like to do something to help the environment. Vin Diesel came up with a way to help us do both. His recent “Plant a Tree for Groot” campaign is a great opportunity to motivate yourself to make sure there are more trees in the world. (http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/08/23/vin-diesel-s-plant-a-tree-for-groot-challenge-starting-to-gain-s/ )

Since there are quite a few people in the city that don’t have a place to plant a tree we are opening Bushy Run Battlefield up to you on Sunday, October 5th to come to the battlefield and “Plant a Tree for Groot.”

The trees must be a species that would have been in a forest in Western Pennsylvania in the 18th century. Here is a list of trees that would have been native to the area at the time of the battle:

  • American Basswood
  • American Beechwood
  • Atlantic White Cedar
  • Eastern Red Cedar
  • Black Cherry
  • Eastern Cotton-wood
  • Box-elder
  • Shag-bark Hickory
  • Sweet Pignut Hickory
  • American Holly
  • Ironwood
  • Red Maple
  • Silver Maple
  • Pin Oak
  • Red Oak
  • Scarlet Oak
  • Willow Oak
  • White Oak
  • Blackgum Pitch Pine
  • Eastern White Pine
  • American Sycamore
  • Tuliptree
  • Black Willow

We will have places marked out for people to plant trees.

Haunted History Hayride

October 18, 2014

7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

The Haunted History Hayride returns this year for one night only!

Screams in the night, shots in the distance, cries of angry Native Americans and wounded British soldiers… Take a chilling look at Pontiac’s War with a hayride at Bushy Run Battlefield. The night includes haunted hayrides, scary stories and more!

Prepaid reservations are required. Reservations are required. Reservations accepted after October 1. Call 724-527-5584 to reserve a spot in this event.