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Tuesday 9:30 A.M. Wilderness Way to Haystacks: Drive ~6 mi to begin hike on Mead Rd. Hike on old roads & trails to Haystacks. Return via LT, woods rd, & new trail past numerous bedrock waterfalls. ~2.4 mi; elev change ~440'. Lunch optional – should be back to cars by ~1-1:30 Jack Leo Tuesday 7:30 P.M. Live Birds of Prey: DeWire Center. A Betsy Moore program. A repeat performance of this exciting and informative program using live hawks and owls. This is a special opportunity to meet and learn about these magnificent birds. Franklin Klock, Carbon County Environmental Ed. Center. Wednesday 10-12:30 A.M. Double Run Nature Trail: Outlet Pond. All ages. Carpool to Worlds End State Park. This beautiful trail follows a stream with small waterfalls and deep pools. 2 miles with a few steep rough spots. Thursday 9:30 A.M. W&NB RR – Laporte Station to Ringdale via Haystacks: Drive ~8½ mi to LT parking lot on Mead Rd to leave cars, then return ~ 3 mi to site of the Laporte Station. Hike W&NB RR grade to LT, follow LT along grade, then down to the Haystacks and on to the end of LT at Mead Rd. ~6-7 mi; elev change ~350'. Wilson Ferguson Friday 10-11:30 A.M. Home Sweet Habitat: Cabin. All Ages. Among other activities we’ll check out some possible homes for animals that would like to come to Eagles Mere and learn about the special habitats they require. Irene NOTE: This is also the Bug Olympics raindate. Saturday 10:30-11:45 A.M. Trails & Tales: Cabin. Designed for ages 4-7 but flexible. Through stories, games, discovery walks, crafts and other activities children learn about the natural world. Irene Sunday 8:00 P.M Astronomy Night with Freddie Holmes: All ages. Meet at the Field of Dreams. See what we can find in the Eagles Mere sky! Monday 8:00 P.M. Kayak Trip down the Susquehanna river: We will meet at the outlet pond at 8:00 and carpool to the Watsontown River Bridge. We should arrive about 8:45 a.m. Trip will run until about 12:00. Return to outlet pond about 1:00 pm. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $45.00. Contact Allan or Betsy Quant of Canoe Susquehanna at 1-888-524-7692 or www.PaddleHappy.com. Rain Date for Astronomy Night. Tuesday 9:30 A.M. Eagles Mere Hydro-electricity: Drive ~5 mi to Hunters Lake, leave car(s) at dam and drive to other end of lake. Hike across causeway & follow sluice to old dam site on Rock Run. Return and follow trail along lake to dam. If time permits, drive to old holding pond at junction of Rines Rd & 42 and explore impound- ment dam, valve house, pipeline, and remains of old “stone castle”. ~3 mi. Ruth Rode Wednesday 7:30 P.M. Mix and match Nature Hunt Challenge: Intergenerational. Meet at the gazebo on the Village Green. Younger children must be accompanied by an older sibling or adult. This variation of a scavenger hunt is a fun way to learn about some of our natural surroundings by matching written descriptions with what you find on the Green and Lower Dell. Irene Thursday 9:30 A.M. LT to Rode & Lee Falls, Split Rock to High Knob Rd: Drive ~7½ mi to leave car(s) for return off High Knob Rd, then drive ~5 mi to begin hike on Coal Mine Rd. Hike LT to Upper & Lower Alpine Views and down to Rode and Lee Falls and on up thru Split Rock to the end at High Knob Rd. Steep & sometimes rocky terrain plus climbing ~10' ladder at Rode Falls. ~4½ mi; elev change ~770'. George Freeland Friday 10-11:30 A.M. Damsels and Dragons: Intergenerational. Cabin. As adults, damselflies and dragonflies are vibrant creatures of the air. However, they spend their immature phase as drab colored nymphs in the pond. With pond nets we will catch some nymphs to observe them, as well as other critters that call the pond home. Irene Saturday 10-11:15 A.M. Snakes Alive with Skip Conant: Community Hall. A slideshow and talk will help us gain a better understanding of reptiles and amphibians. Meet some local snakes and learn about these interesting and beneficial creatures. Tuesday 9:30 A.M. LT Split Rock to Ketchum Run & Falls: Drive 5½ mi & leave car(s) at Ketchum Run Trail head off High Knob Rd, then continue ~1.3 mi on High Knob Rd to grassy parking area. Hike old woods road & LT thru Split Rock and on to Ketchum Run. Cross stream, leave LT & bushwhack upstream along Ketchum Run to see several waterfalls and meet Ketchum Run Trail. Ascend this trail to end hike at Ketchum Run trail head on High Knob Road. ~3 mi; elev change ~450'. Ruth Rode Tuesday 6:45 P.M. EMAA/Conservancy Event: Trail clean-up and fun at the Field of Dreams. Ages 10 and up. Meet Caroline and the gang at The Cabin for a trail clean-up ending at the Field of Dreams. There we will have a game or two and a treat! Wednesday 10-11:30 A.M. Butterflies and the Plants They Rely On: Adults and Teens. Meet at the outlet pond to carpool to the meadow in the park. Anyone hiking to the park, meet at 10:15 in the meadow. Fred Crafts will identify butterflies as we walk in the area of the meadow, and we will learn about some of the wildflowers and other plants necessary for their survival. Fred and Irene Thursday 9:30 A.M. LT & World’s End Trail to Worlds End: Drive ~7¾ mi to Worlds End visitors center to leave car(s) for return, then drive back ~4½ mi to the LT crossing on Coal Mine Road. Hike the LT to the beginning of Worlds End Trail, then hike Worlds End Trail to Worlds End. ~4½ mi; elev change ~650' all downhill, some steep. Jack Leo

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