Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and naturalist Ed Wesely to learn about the monarch butterfly life cycle and threats to its habitat, and help to tag early migrants before their long flight south to Mexico. Free and open to the public, registration required. Visit www.delawarehighlands.org/newsevents to learn more.
Join Dr. Ann Rhoads, Senior Botanist of the Morris Arboretum and renowned author, and the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a walk on the newly protected Smallwood Forest Reserve property to discuss, illustrate, and answer your questions about native plants and their habitats. Reservations required. Visit www.DelawareHighlands.org.
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a Pollinator Workshop and learn how to convert fields to meadows and plant a butterfly garden at our Bethel, NY office from 9am-12pm. Free and open to the public, reservations requested. Visit www.delawarehighlands.org/newsevents to learn more.
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and the Pike-Monroe Woodland Owners Group for a workshop on forest habitat restoration at the Milford Experimental Forest. Reservations are required. 570/226-3164 for more details or to reserve your place. Visit www.delawarehighlands.org.
Join PPL Lake Wallenpaupack Preserve for this freezin' fundraiser to support the local dive teams at Lighthouse Harbor Marina, 11am-3pm. Register for a time slot and take the plunge, or sponsor a diver. Team PPL will dive at 2pm. Visit www.paupackplunge.com.
Learn about Basha Kill ecosystem to volunteer with Nature Watch Program observing bald eagles through spotting scope at the Mamakating Library, 9:30-noon. After training, sign up for three shifts (three hours each) on Saturdays and Sundays, April 26-June 29. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association. 845/888-0261.
Enjoy a guided hike on a trail at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 1-3pm. This program is all about exploring nature and meeting new people. Free. Call to register. 570/828-2319.
Learn primitive fire making skills at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, 10am-12 noon. Try your hand at a flint and steel fire, a bow drill fire, and more. Ages 10+; call to register. Cost: $5. 570/828-2319.
Learn the basics of ice fishing at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, 1-3:30pm. They provide all of the equipment. Dress in warm layers. No fishing licenses required. Spaces limited. Call to reserve your spot. $10 child/$5 adult. 570/828-2319.
Fly tyers from all over the Northeastern USA will gather at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum for the 9th annual Flyfest, 10am-4pm. This annual event draws over 30 flytyers to demonstrate their fly tying skills an innovative patterns, while telling wild stories of the fish that got away. 845/439-4810.