After winter’s snow has melted and spring’s rain has fallen, vernal (seasonal) pools are the perfect place to find amphibians and reptiles at Lacawac Sanctuary. Catch, photo document and release species for the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey (PARS). For ages 8 to adult. Bring your own lunch. Registration appreciated. 570/689-9494.
Take a walk through the forest to an aquatic habitat in search of movement and growth at Lacawac Sanctuary, 10am-12noon. All ages are welcome on this exploratory adventure hike. Cost: $5/free for members. 570/689-9494.
Meet walk leader John Haas at the parking lot on Haven Road at 8 am. Bring binoculars and a scope if you have one. We will go the Main Boat Launch when finished at Haven Road to see additional species. Boots may be of help in this area. The walk lasts about 2 hours. This is a joint field trip of Bashakill Assoc (info at www.thebashakill.org)
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and local astronomer John Kocijanski for a free Star Watch program. Watch the stars and planets, observe deep sky objects, and learn how to locate the constellations. Space limited, registration required. 845/583-1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is welcome to join the Roscoe Chamber of Commerce and friends at Junction Pool for Opening Day of fishing, 7:30am. Refreshments will be served. Rain or shine.
Field trip to see ducks and other waterfowl, led by Ruth McKeon and Renee Davis. Meet at 9am at the DEC Parking Lot (7870 NY-42) in Grahamsville. We will carpool to where there is open water and return about 11am. Call Ruth at 845/434-4629 for more info.
Morgan Outdoors Valentine's Day event for single folks, easy hike along the Parksville Rail Trail followed by tapas and beverages at nearby Rolling River Cafe. Register, 845/439-5507.
The Hurleyville Fire Department in cooperation with the Town of Fallsburg Youth Commission will hold their 28th annual Ice Fishing Contest on Morningside Lake off of Brickman Road, 7am-3pm. Registration will take place the day of the contest at the lake, $5 for adults and free for those 15 and under. 845/436-5418.
Grand opening of the ice rink in Narrowsburg, Kirk Road at Bridge Street, 12:30-9pm. Free admission. Bring your own skates. Brought to you by the Town of Tusten, the Narrowsburg Union, and the Tusten Youth Commission.
The Town of Fallsburg Parks and Recreation Department hosts Winter Carnival at Morningside Park, 11am-3pm. Music with a DJ, refreshments, bouncy house, relay races, a bonfire, ice skating, snow shoeing, snow man building and snow sculpture, broom hockey, Frisbee golf, ice golf, ice fishing, cross country skiing, etc.