We'll look for mammal tracks in the snow (or mud!) and other signs of activity.
At a Glance
OH! THE MANY FEET WE MEET, Sunday, March 4, 12:30 pm
COLLAGE WORKSHOP, Sunday, March 11, 1 pm
AN eBIRD PRIMER, Saturday, March 17, 10 am
COLLAGE WORKSHOP, Sunday, March 18, 1 pm
WHOOO GIVES A HOOT? OWLS AND NIGHT HIKE, Saturday, March 24, 7 pm
TREE PRUNING CLASS, Saturday, March 31, 10 am
WINTER SNOW FUN - Times and dates will be posted on Facebook
Learn to snowshoe! We will provide snowshoes or ice cleats and poles - just wear your winter boots. Basic instruction will be given to those new to these winter sports. Children welcome. In case of inappropriate weather conditions, the outing will be rescheduled. Fee: $5; $15 for families; members, free.
Sunday, March 4, 12:30–2:30 p.m. - OH! THE MANY FEET WE MEET!
Most mammals that live in the woods lead largely secret lives. Learn about those common in the park. We'll follow their tracks (in the snow or mud!) and look for other signs of activity. Dress for the weather, and meet at the Wheaton House. Fee: $5; members and kids, free.
Sundays, March 11 and 18, 1–3 p.m. - COLLAGE WORKSHOPS
Meet and create collages with our Artist in Residence Earl W. Lehman. We ask that you begin collecting (and bring with you) thin interesting scraps of material—paper, cloth, plastic, tags from clothing, ticket stubs, advertising scraps—in various colors, shapes, and textures, real or implied.
No special skills or knowledge needed—Earl's here to guide us through the steps.
All ages welcome, but kids must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $10/person per class.
We'll need the following supplies as well. We'll have some on hand, but if you can bring some as well, please do!
Acrylic paints, brushes
Colored pencils, colored pens
Quart containers for water
Rags, paper towels
Styrofoam egg cartons (for paint)
1" thick roll of blue tape
Saturday, March 17, 10–11:30 a.m. - AN eBIRD PRIMER
Bird watchers love to keep records of what they see. eBird is a free, online database birders can use to track their sightings. It is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, and scientists also access the data during research that advances our understanding of bird distribution. Evan Mann, the eBird Reviewer and Filter Editor for Susquehanna County, will teach us how to use the database. Questions he will address include How do I enter data? Look up my data? Sort and view my data? Attach photos and sound recordings? See what other birders are finding? Use eBird to find birds on trips to unfamiliar areas? Evan will demonstrate the answers to these questions live, online. Fee: Free-will donation.
Sunday, March 18, 1–3 p.m. - COLLAGE WORKSHOP
See March 11 entry for details. Fee: $10/person.
Saturday, March 24, 7 p.m. - WHOOO GIVES A HOOT? FULL MOON HIKE
Nancy Wottrich will give a short presentation on our native owls. Then we'll wander the woods "calling in" some owls common in the forest. Bring a flashlight, wear sturdy shoes, and dress for the weather. Meet at the Wheaton House. Fee: $5; members, free.
Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. till Noon - TREE PRUNING CLASS
Yearning for spring and summer bounty? March is the perfect time to prune for it. Focusing on several different species, retired forester Jim Kessler will discuss and demonstrate the why, where, how, what, and when to cut. Bring your questions; the discussion is interactive. Fee: $10; members, $5.