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James John Audubon Center at Mill Grove: A Place for Wildlife Explorers

December 16, 2014 12:48 pm

You can learn about nature and wildlife through countless books, but the only real way to truly experience the natural world is by exploring it in person. The James John Audubon Center at Mill Grove gives visitors the opportunity to do just that, hosting a variety of birds, animals, and insects in their natural habitats.

There are five miles of marked trails on this 175-acre facility for exploring the wilderness around the grounds, and if you look carefully you can spot multiple types of geese, swans, game birds, and more. The Audubon Museum provides background history on Mill Grove itself, and there are children’s educational programs throughout the year on a variety of different topics. If you want to teach your children about the wonders of the natural world, the James John Audubon Center is a great community resource.

The museum at the James John Audubon Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The grounds are open 7 a.m. to dusk Tuesdays through Sundays.

James John Audubon Center at Mill Grove
1201 Pawlings Road
Audubon, PA 19403
(610) 666-5593

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Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2014 11:21 am

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3 Quick and Healthy Pasta Recipes to Serve Tonight

December 9, 2014 3:04 pm

Pasta is a comfort food that’s perfect for just about any occasion, but it is often packed full of calories and carbohydrates. If you’re on a diet but still crave spaghetti, lasagna, rice noodles, or any number of other delicious pastas, you might just love these quick and easy pasta recipes:

Mediterranean Pork Penne
This is certainly not your mama’s pasta dish, but it’s a welcome, unique addition to your usual pasta recipes. Using whole-wheat penne makes it a bit healthier, while stir-fry pork strips add a ton of beneficial protein to this complex and well-seasoned dish.

Bowtie Pasta With Chicken, Broccoli and Feta
Even children will love this simple, cheesy pasta dinner, and it’s a great way to get picky eaters to get a full serving of vegetables. Grilled chicken is a lean source of protein, and a full serving will leaving you feeling full without ruining your healthy diet.

Pasta Primavera
This Italian cuisine classic is jam packed with a variety of nutritious vegetables, and it takes just 20 minutes to prepare. Whole-wheat spaghetti and low-sodium tomatoes make this recipe an even healthier take on the beloved original. At just over 300 calories, this is a pasta dish that won’t make you feel guilty about indulging.

For more healthy, nutritious pasta recipes, visit the NIH website here.

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