PA Woods and Forests is a non-profit organization that focuses on the conservation of many different plants and animals. Our focus is frogs and toads, carnivorous plants, many invertebrates, lizards, and snakes. 

We support the various recreational opportunities the woods and forests give us. We want to build a strong community of outdoors lovers.

Our Target Species List:

American toads
Wood frogs
Eastern gray tree frogs
Pickerel frogs
Purple pitcher plants
Giant American millipedes
White-lip globe snails
Brown bats
Carpenter ants
Solitary bees
Redbelly snakes
Spotted salamanders
Slimy salamanders
Wildflowers, berry bushes, bog plants
Other frogs and toads
Crickets, grasshoppers, katydids,

American woodcock

Our Target County List:

Cambria
Somerset
Westmoreland
Indiana
Bedford
Centre

We host public events in the six counties listed above. AAron Capouellez hosts Frog Walks just before sunset.

Frog Walks are guided night hikes with the goal of educating the public on the diverse species native to their region and some of the challenges the frogs and toads face. He educates the group that signed up about the species they might encounter. AAron Capouellez additionally hosts Millipede Roundups on bike trails. These Roundups are a guided hike and presentation focused on one of our target species Giant American Millipedes and their conservation. AAron gives presentations with his pets called Critter Talks. He brings some of his pets to church groups, nursing homes, libraries, and anywhere that schedules a Critter Talk. He uses his pets as ambassadors for education by giving the audience an up-close encounter with various critters.

PA Woods and Forests specializes in backyard conservation by working with private land owners and fellow non-profits to create habitats for our target species. We specialize in surveying the private property for target species and utilizing social media to promote our mission.


Follow us as we focus on the woods and forests of Pennsylvania.