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2010 Summer Programs ~ Eagles Mere Conservancy

EM Conservancy Hikes 2010 ~ (Abbreviations: LT - Loyalsock rail, XC - Cross Country) e depart from the Outlet Pond at 9:30 AM (for those events where we will drive north on 42 to either154 or 220, we will

meet hikers from Laporte &

prepared

with

wate ,

lunch,

orld’s End

sturdy

shoes,

State Park at the junction of 154 & 220 at ~9:40). Unless otherwise noted, be & proper clothing (such as long pants due to briers & stinging nettles). Families

encouraged to bushwhacking

participate and children must be accompanied by an adult. On some hikes where there is no blazed trail (so identified in hike description). Hike lengths

there may be will vary and

rough terrain & are estimated for

each

hike.

Afternoon

return

time

will

depend

on

hike

length

and/or

driving

distances. Tuesday

Hikes

will

generally

be

shorter

and

slower

paced

(contact

Ruth

Rode

570-322-5878

the

Monday

before

to

determine

if

hike

will

occur).

For Thursday

hike

details, contact

Jack Leo (570-525-3032). If you are interested in Friday hikes, contact Carter Buller (cbuller@mmwr.com) at

least

one

week

in

advance.

Depending

on

number

o f p a r t i c i p a n t s ,

Carter

will

coordinate

hike

planning

with

Ruth

Rode.

EAGLES MERE & MOKOMA CONSER ANCY PROGRAMS ARE OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS

All children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Alternative programs will be planned if it rains. Please be on time! All programs begin at The Cabin unless otherwise stated.

MAY

5/27

Thursday 9:30 A.M. Conservancy Trail Cleanup Day: Meet Dave Gillis at the Outlet Pond with water, gloves and loppers. Will finish around noon.

JUNE

6/24

6/26

6/29

6/30

Thursday 9:30 A.M. Scar Run Circuit: Drive ~7½ mi to start of Scar Run Trail on Coal Mine Rd. Hike Scar Run Trail down to Rte 87, cross Scar Run & hike an old lumber road up the left bank of Scar Run (some bushwhacking involved) past several waterfalls. ~4½ mi; elev change ~800'. Pete Swinick Saturday 7:30 A.M. Birding with Skip Conant: Outlet Pond. Skip’s knowledge and enthusiasm have made this a popular summer tradition. Bring binoculars if you can. Skip and Irene Tuesday 9:30 A.M. Mokoma Conservancy Conklin Run Wilderness Area: Drive ~4 mi to Lake Mokoma. Hike Conklin Run, Beechnut & Sand Run Trails, Plank Rd & Conklin Run Wilderness Rd. ~2½ mi. Ruth Rode Wednesday 10-11:30 A.M. Plant Walk: Outlet Pond. Adults & teens. On a local trail we’ll identify plants and learn how they have been used historically as food, medicine, and in other ways. Irene

JULY

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

Thursday 9:30 A.M. Wheelerville to North Road via Cold Spring: Drive ~22 mi and leave car(s) on North St, then continue on 154 ~2 mi to Wheelerville. Hike the S&NY RR grade to Cold Spring (visited by President Woodrow Wilson in 1908). Ascend over hill to North St to end hike. Due to travel time, the return to Eagles Mere will be ~4:00pm. ~5½ mi; elev change ~330'. Wilson Ferguson. Friday 10-11:30 A.M. A Celebration of Summer: Intergenerational. Come join us in some fun activities as we welcome in another Eagles Mere season. Saturday 10:30-11:45 A.M. Trails & Tales: Cabin. Suggested ages 4-7 but flexible. Through stories, games, discovery walks, crafts and other activities children learn about the natural world. Irene Monday 10:30-11:45 A.M. Smokey Bear Comes to Eagles Mere: Cabin. All ages. After an informative and interactive program on fire prevention, there will be a visit from everyone’s favorite bear. Bring your camera. Tuesday 9:30 A.M. Yellow Arrow Trail: Hike the Yellow Arrow Trail (incl Table Rock Loop) to Shanerburg Rd, left on Shanerburg Rd & hike up to duck ponds, then bushwhack back to Yellow Arrow and follow it back towards EM to the junction with XC trail and continue on XC trail to Loyalsock Canyon Vista Trail and follow it to return to park. ~4 mi; elev change ~230'. Ruth Rode Wednesday 10-11:30 A.M. The Life of the Pond: Cabin. Intergenerational. Using dip nets, hand lenses and microscopes we’ll meet some of the fascinating creatures that call the pond home. Irene Thursday 9:30 A.M. Sand Spring Trail in Devil’s Elbow Natural Area: Drive ~27 mi thru Ellenton to the trail head for this circuit hike. Trail is a loop which is basically level thru a bog area where you will see round-leaved sundews and pitcher plants. May be wet areas. ~3 mi. Wendy Plowman & Ruth Rode. Friday 10-11:30 A.M. Incredible Insects & Bug Olympics: Cabin. All Ages. Meet some local insects and learn how important insects are in our environment. Then...let the games begin! Bug contestants will be collected on site at each event. Human participants work in teams to enter their bug athletes. Medals will be awarded. Rain date is 7/16. Irene

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