Sullivan County Audubon Society Field Trip for ducks and other waterfowl, led by Ruth McKeon and Valerie Freer. Meet at 9am at the traffic light in Grahamsville (intersection of Routes 55 and 42), and carpool to spot and return about 11am. Free. All ages welcome. 845/434-4629.
The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Winter Family Fun Day at Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park, 99 Holiday Mt. Road, 9am-8pm. Must sign in by noon for lift, ski & snowboard discounts. Cardboard Sled Race: 1pm. Winter Wing Fling: 2:30pm. Special free concert: Chelsea Cavanaugh, 6:30pm. 845/791-4200.
Cross Country Skiing. Sat, 9-11am and Sun, 1-3pm. Enjoy the winter woods with beginner ski lessons. Learn the basics of cross country skiing and practice on an old logging road loop. Skis, poles & boots provided - register w/shoe size to guarantee a spot. $20 adult / $10 child.
Introduction to Snowshoeing. 1-3pm at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC). Learn the basics of snow shoes and enjoy a winter stomp through the woods. No experience necessary, they provide the equipment and teach you everything you need to know. Register early to guarantee a spot. $10 per person. 570/828-2319.
Animal Tracking. 1-3pm at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Explore our natural areas for tracks, trails, scat, territory marks, eat marks, and other signs that animals leave as they travel through the fields and forests of the Poconos. program is free.
Join Jan Lokuta on a trip north in search of eagles at Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 8:30am-3:30pm. Visit the Mongaup Reservoir, the Delaware River, & the Eagle Institute. Bring a lunch, camera & warm clothes. Includes a special stop at “Eagle Day!” costs $20.
Basha Kill Area Association sponsors a hike at the DEC fishing platform, 10am. Trail gains 450 vertical feet to the Knob which is almost 1000 feet high. Very scenic views from Shawangunk Ridge. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water. Take Rt. 209 to East 163/61 to Indian Orchard Rd. (South Rd.). www.thebashakill.org.
Basha Kill Area Association. At 8am, John Haas leads author of "Birding Guide to Sullivan County." Haven Rd. off Rt. 209 south of Wurtsboro. Bring binocs. Array of spring migrants including warblers, orioles, and grosbeaks in their brightest plumage, along with the many other species of wildlife at the Basha Kill.
Basha Kill Area Association is holing a Nature Watch, 10am-4pm. Join trained volunteers at boat launch across from 1131 South Road to learn about nesting bald eagles and more wildlife of the beautiful Basha Kill wetland. Weekends until June 28. Powerful spotting scopes, lots of information, family friendly.
34th Annual Basha Kill Clean-up. Register 9-10am, Haven Rd., just off Rt. 209 south of Wurtsboro. Wear gloves, insect repellent; garbage bags provided. Sponsored by the Basha Kill Area Association who hosts free picnic lunch afterwards. Bring chair to dine. Door prizes, BKAA merch for sale.