Every Friday and Saturday at 10am during the summer at Apple Pond Farm, kids can help out by performing real (age appropriate) farm chores. Tasks change seasonally but include things like helping feed animals, milking the goats, collecting eggs and picking produce from the garden. Lasts about an hour. $4/child age 3 and older, $6/adult.
The public is invited to tour the center of activities at the Upper Delaware BioBlitz at the head of Rock Lake on Cochecton Turnpike, 9am-3pm. For free, families can view specimens, meet scientists, and enjoy a tour of the site to learn how different species live and thrive. Visit www.upperdelawarebioblitz.com.
Brilliant red, yellow, and orange leaves are expected to be ablaze for this landscape tour. Meet horticulturist Elizabeth Hawke at the Visitor Pavilion to view the fabulous foliage displays of the native shrubs, Japanese maples, historic sugar maple planted by General William T. Sherman, and the historic landscape. Regular tour fees apply.
1-hour walk to learn about the trees that the Pinchot family planted at Grey Towers, 11:30am. Participants will be given new “Trees of Grey Towers” pamphlet. Regular tour fees apply. Space is limited; call 570/296–9630 to register.
The 11th Annual Trout Parade is set to cast off in Livingston Manor on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 1 PM. Local businesses and organizations are known to put on their creative hats and add some witty, wacky twist to their march down Main Street. Professional musicians, puppeteers and dancers add to the festivities. The day runs from 11AM to 3PM.
Sunday for Singles Nature Hike at PEEC, 1-3pm. Enjoy a guided hike on a PEEC trail. This program is all about exploring nature and meeting new people. Free. 570/828-2319.
Wild Edibles Walk at PEEC, 10am-12 noon. Nature provides food for us in the form of many plants. Join a hike focused on wild edibles. No collecting will be done within the park. $10. Call to reserve a seat in the van. 570/828-2319.
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a Native Plants Walk at the Forest Reserve at Smallwood, 10am-12:30pm. Author and botanist Dr. Ann Rhoads will lead the walk and answer questions about native plants and their habitats. Registration is required for this free walk. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845/583-1010.
5 Mile Trail Race at Prompton State Park, run, walk or hike, 9am start. All proceeds benefit Hope Hill Ministry an organization offering free day camps to kids ages 8-12 yrs old. Register at hopehillministry.org. 570/903-1133.
Forest Flowers Woods walk at Catskill Forest Association (CFA), 10am-12noon. Take a walk and learn more about spring flowers that carpet the forest's floor. CFA member free, non-members $10. Pre-registration required. 845/586-3054.