Celebrate spring with these products made in the PA Wilds

Spring glow at Colton Point State Park Tioga County - Bernadette-Chiaramonte
February 29, 2024 339 view(s)
Celebrate spring with these products made in the PA Wilds

Photo: Spring glow at Colton Point State Park Tioga County - Bernadette-Chiaramonte

Trees are beginning to bud, flowers are starting to bloom, new birds are singing in the forest, tiny frogs are peeping from the ponds... spring is almost here! To help you celebrate spring in the Pennsylvania Wilds, we've put together a list of just some of the items that reflect this beautiful time of the year. Whether it's something that spruces up your spring wardrobe or helps you get ready for new warm-weather adventures, we have you covered. Best of all, these products are all handcrafted or designed in the PA Wilds by local artists who love where they live.


Eastern Bluebird Earrings - Jabebo LLC

There is a weather proverb that states, “Bluebirds are a sign of spring; warm weather and gentle south breezes they bring.” Bluebirds do not come north until all chance of winter has passed and they are assured an ample food supply.

Jabebo Studio created these images especially for these earrings. The detailed artwork and mismatched themes spark curiosity and interesting conversations. On the reverse side of the product you can see evidence of the cereal box used in the construction. They are perfect for environmental educators, scientists, and nature enthusiasts.

All Jabebo's earrings make use of locally sourced cereal boxes in the packaging and in the base material of the earrings themselves. Their attractive clear coat helps to resist damage from water and UV light. 


“Verdant Veil” Photography Print - Brady Photography

As spring turns the outside world green again, bring some of that rich green color and vibrancy into your living space with this beautiful photography print by Brady Photography.

This mesmerizing photograph transports viewers to the heart of the woods surrounding Rose Valley Lake, where light and shadow play amid a lush carpet of ferns. The image captures a moment of natural tranquility, as sunbeams filter through the canopy, illuminating the vibrant green undergrowth in a display of nature's serene complexity. The curving silhouette of a tree draws the eye, adding a dynamic contrast to the straight lines of the surrounding forest.


Cook Forest-Clear Creek Lizard Map - Purple Lizard Maps

Time for a spring adventure! Plan out your perfect day trip or hike with this waterproof and durable map.

The Cook Forest - Clear Creek Lizard Map will help you plan adventures in and around Cook Forest, one of Pennsylvania's most cherished outdoor recreation destinations. It covers all of Clear Creek State Forest, Cook Forest State Park, Clear Creek State Park and the southernmost tier of the Allegheny National Forest, a beautiful stretch of the Clarion River from Halton/Irwin Run downriver to Clarion,  southeast to the town of Brookville, and all the extraordinary public land and outdoor recreational opportunities in between.


All Natural Insect Repellent - Sue's Salves

With warmer weather, unfortunately, comes those pesky insects. If gnats, flies, mosquitos or other bugs are eating you alive while you're out on a spring adventure, make sure you pack this spray so you can continue to enjoy the outdoors.

Sue’s All Natural Insect Repellent is crafted with 100% pure essential oils in an alcohol base. Why expose yourself to toxic chemicals commonly found in insect repellents when you can choose a safe and effective natural product? Sue’s All Natural Bug Spray is designed to deter flies, mosquitoes and pesky insects naturally. Take it on camping trips, golfing, hiking, while gardening and on the river or the beach!


Daisies 7x5 Original Scratchboard Framed Art - Lynn Kibbe's Scratchboard Fine Art

Looking to refresh your home with some new artwork for spring? This unique daisy-inspired scratchboard art will remind you of the new life and fresh flowers that the spring season brings with it.

Scratchboard is a unique art form! The artist scratches off dark ink to reveal a white or colored layer beneath. Lynn Kibbe is a professional artist specializing in nature and animal art. She also accomplishes still life, architecture, and landscape artwork as well. After having worked in other fine art media, she now works exclusively in scratchboard. She is self-taught and has been a professional artist since 2010.


Adult Bear in a Kayak T-Shirt - PA Wilds Conservation Shop

As you're digging your kayak or canoe out of the garage for the season, make sure you have the proper attire to show your love of our PA Wilds waterways! This bear in a kayak will make you giggle... while also allowing you to proudly display your favorite hobby.

Designed by a Kane artist, this T-shirt has the "bear" essentials! The PA Wilds is known for its two National Wild & Scenic Rivers, the stunning West Branch, and 16,000 miles of waterways. It’s a growing destination for paddlers but also home to some of the Eastern United States's most spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities, which may include the occasional bear. And if you spot a bear boarding a kayak instead of swimming through the water, you might wonder, "Why?" Well, 'cause sometimes you don't need to bear the elements to enjoy nature.


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The "Fawn" Bar - The Wild Botanica

Fawns are typically born in late May or early June in Pennsylvania. This natural soap was inspired by these newborn deer and how spring brings the gentle reminder of new life. This bar is vegan/vegan-friendly, and Wild Botanica never uses animal fats like lard or tallow. The “Fawn” Bar is one of three soaps in the “Oh Deer” series: “Handmade soap for your whole herd.” It was inspired by Pennsylvania’s state animal, the white-tailed deer, which continues to flourish in forests across the region.

The scent is a calming and comforting warm classic oatmeal and sweet vanilla almond scent, which will leave you feeling calm and comforted. Trust in your natural instincts. It’s time to bed down for the night and rest! And remember, mama never wanders too far away…


State Park Passport Book - PA Wilds Conservation Shop

Does the fresh air and warmer weather make you inspired to explore? This passport book will help you check off (and stamp!) all of those PA state parks that you've been meaning to go to!

This 135-page passport includes maps, a history of the state’s park and forest system, a brief description and most memorable feature of each state park and forest, and additional online resources. Participants can track their visits to our public lands by initialing their book or having it stamped at the park or forest office. The Pennsylvania Passport not only guides people to our state parks and forests, but it also breaks down interest areas and challenges users to complete each area to receive recognition for their accomplishments with a special metal "dog tag" for the theme.


Beeman's Beeswax Furniture Polish - Rich Valley Apiary

The spring season also means spring cleaning! Get your house looking shiny and smelling great with this natural furniture polish, made right here in the PA Wilds.

Rich Valley Apiary's Beeman's Beeswax Furniture Polish is a great way to nourish and protect your wood surfaces in the home. Made with a base of beeswax and mineral oil with a hint of lemon essential oil for scent and cleaning power. Provided in an 8oz squeezable plastic dispenser it will help you make quick work of your cleaning projects!


Nebo Church Magnet - Elk and Walnut Creative Corner

Spring often means road trips to favorite places in the PA Wilds! Built in 1886, this church is a landmark in Mt. Jewett, Pennyslvania. Although the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Nebo Church no longer has an active congregation that gathers there, it has a deep history and is engrained in the culture and memories of McKean County. The church name Nebo comes from the mountain where the Old Testament figure Moses was said to stand when he viewed the Promised Land. 

This magnet was painstakingly designed and then laser cut by Elk and Walnut Creative Corner. This miniature diorama will invoke memories of your visit to the Mt. Jewett area. It features seven individually painted and assembled layers. A brief history is engraved onto the back. Super strong magnets are embedded into the design.


Pantry Stock Up 6 Pack - Village Eatinghouse

The spring season calls for fresh salads, delicious recipes, and maybe even the first chance to break out the BBQ grill again! Time to stock up your pantry with the dressings and marinades that will make those springtime recipes even easier and tastier.

Why limit yourself to just one delicious and versatile Village Eatinghouse product? You can have all 6 of their handcrafted sauces in one package! Includes one bottle each of the Bold & Sassy Italian, Sweet & Sour Italian, Bright & Tangy Italian, Marvelous Poppy Seed, Tart Cherry Poppy Seed, and Sultry & Smoky Italian.


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