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Field Trips and Events

2014 Hauser Nature Center Events

June 07, 2014 - August 15, 2014
Various times

The Nature Conservancy’s Hauser Nature Center
1567 Long Pond Road, Long Pond PA 18334


The Poconos have been named to the Conservancy’s list of “The World’s Last Great Places” because the area harbors Pennsylvania’s largest concentration of globally rare plants, animals and natural communities, as well as an ecosystem that is not found anywhere else in the world. We invite you, your family and friends to explore some of these extraordinary places and meet some of the special people who provide inspiring nature and environmental educational programs for our community.

Pre-registration is required for all programs. Please call us at 570-643-7922 x310 to register for any of the below events. All programs are free.

Bird Banding – A Special Outdoor Experience
Saturday, June 7, 8-10 a.m.
(Rain date: June 8)

Darryl Speicher, of the Pocono Avian Research Center, will demonstrate the capture and banding of birds as part of a research project at the Thomas Darling Preserve. Great opportunity to see birds up close. Bring your camera. For ages 10+. Meet at Thomas Darling Preserve, Blakeslee.

Birding with Bird Lovers
Saturday, June 21, 8-10:30 a.m.

Bird enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join Rick Wiltraut, Jacobsburg State Park Naturalist, and Bud Cook, The Nature Conservancy as they watch and listen for birds in Cherry Valley.

Wildflower Walk
Tuesday, June 24, 6-8 p.m.

Wildflowers abound at beautiful Grass Lake. Join us on a leisurely walk to discover blooms in a variety of habitats: barrens, boreal forest, and wetlands. Sharp-eyed walkers may spot insect-eating plants. Easy walk.

Rick Koval’s
Live Reptiles & Amphibians
Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.

Get up close and personal with naturalist Rick Koval's collection of native snakes, frogs, salamanders and even a turtle, which reside in the Poconos. Learn about these fascinating reptiles and amphibians and their role in the environment. Fun for everyone, including Rick's critters as some will eat tasty tidbits right before your eyes. Kids wanted and make sure to bring a camera!

Live Wild Animals of the Poconos
Sunday, August 17, 5-7 p.m.
Tunkhannock Township Municipal Park Pavilion, adjacent to Hauser Nature Center

Bring your camera! An extraordinary opportunity to see and learn about wildlife from our area. The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center is a place where injured and orphaned wild animals are cared for until they can fend for themselves and be released back into the wild. Non-releasable animals are handled by Kathy and Eric Uhler in an amazing and amusing educational program that will delight children and adults. Bring a picnic supper, if you like.


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