A yellow-rumped warbler is one of the birds you might spot on May 20 if you participate in a hike at Forest Echo Bird Sanctuary with the North Branch Land Trust. - Submitted photo
THIS WEEK: May 18 through 24
Hike at Forest Echo Bird Sanctuary with North Branch Land Trust, 7 a.m. May 20, approximately 2 miles on easy trail with Ellie Harding of the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Bird ID guides will be available to borrow. Event is free for NBLT members, $10 for non-members. Registration required by 5 p.m. May 18. Please register online at nblt.org, email [email protected], or call the NBLT office at 570-310-1781. Bring binoculars if you have them, something to drink, and sturdy shows. Please arrive by 6:45 a.m. and leave four-legged friends at home.
Y Cycle Sunday “Path of History” Family Bike Ride, second in a series, meet at 2 p.m. May 20 at the Millennium Circle portal of Wilkes-Barre’s River Common, 92 North River St. Parking is available in the lot behind the Irem Temple across the street. Ride will be slow, family and novice-rider friendly. Riders must wear helmets and parents or guardians must accompany minor children. The ride will follow the levee trail to the Wyoming Monument. Contact Michele Schasberger at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA at 570-823-2121, ext. 5040 with any questions.
Vosburg hike, moderate six miles with the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Meet at Dallas Shopping Center, Route 309 in Dallas at 11:45 a.m May 20 and leave at noon. Bring snack and water. Leaders Wendell and Kathy Jones 570-406-3173.
The Life of a Union Soldier, presented by John Moran in the campground amphitheater at Frances Slocum State Park, Mt. Olivet Road, Kingston Township, 7 p.m. May 26. Info, 570-696-9105.
Pennsylvania Black Bears, a program on bear biology, ecology, management and hunting opportunities presented by Bill Williams from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, 7 p.m. May 31, Nescopeck State Park, Honey Hole Road, Drums. Meet at the park office. Free. Registration required. Call 570-403-2006.
Y Cycle Sunday “Trail to Trail” Bicycle Ride for National Trails Day. Third in a series. Meet at the Millennium Circle portal at 2 p.m. June 3 and ride the Susquehanna River Levee trail up and around to the Kmart on Wyoming Avenue, and continue on city streets to the Back Mountain Trail, which we will ride up to the waterfall. We will learn about the trail network currently growing in Luzerne County, especially the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor extension to the City of Wilkes-Barre. This ride will have a moderate uphill slope for part of the ride. Riders must wear helmets and parents or guardians must accompany minor children. Contact Michele Schasberger at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA at 570-823-2121, ext. 5040 with any questions.
A yellow-rumped warbler is one of the birds you might spot on May 20 if you participate in a hike at Forest Echo Bird Sanctuary with the North Branch Land Trust.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_yellow.rumped.warbler-1.jpgA yellow-rumped warbler is one of the birds you might spot on May 20 if you participate in a hike at Forest Echo Bird Sanctuary with the North Branch Land Trust. Submitted photo
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