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Here are the Upcoming Events for the coming season.  Parent or guardian must accompany minor children on field trips.

Saturday October 7, 5:00 AM -
"Big Sit" at Middle Creek WMA

Bruce Carl will conduct a "Big Sit" on Saturday, October 7th at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) up the hill on the Conservation Trail overlooking the visitors’ center. He will start before dawn and go into the evening. The public may stop by at any time to assist him with identifying species seen and heard from his 17 foot circle or just stop by to visit. The Big Sit is an annual, international, noncompetitive birding event hosted by Bird Watcher’s Digest and founded by the New Haven (Connecticut) Bird Club. The Lancaster County Bird Club (LCBC) is using this event as a fundraiser for Middle Creek WMA and LCBC’s youth scholarship program. Folks may sponsor Bruce by pledging an amount for each species identified or by contributing a flat amount to the event. You are also invited to enlist other individuals to sponsor him or to donate. Donations and pledges are to be paid by personal check payable to the LCBC.  During last year's "Big Sit" Bruce and company identified 61 species on a windy day. Contact Bruce at 717-368-4824 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make a pledge or for questions.



Thursday October 12, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Critters Beyond Your Back Door

 Local natuarlist and TV personality, Jack Hubley, will present a program (with live animals) on the mammals, birds of prey and snakes, most of which, at one time or another, can be found outside your back door. Through newspapers, magazines and television, Jack Hubley has been a multimedia advocate for the natural world for more than 40 years. Recently retired from television, he has hosted three half-hour nature shows and nature-news vignettes on WGAL for the past 30 years. His television career began as host/producer of “Call of the Outdoors,” in 1987.  His half-hour syndicated show, “Wild Moments,” aired in 140 broadcast markets nationwide from 2000 to 2004. He also served as outdoors editor for the Lancaster Sunday News for 18 years.  Although he said goodbye to his on-air career in April of this year, he continues to conduct his falconry program, “The Falconry Experience," for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, as well as offering his “Wild Neighbors” lecture series featuring live, native wildlife species.  A falconer for the past 30 years, he is one of fewer than 100 falconers nationwide licensed to hunt with golden eagles.



Saturday October 14, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Beginner Birding Field Trip to Chestnut Grove Natural Area

Roger Stoner will lead a field trip to Chestnut Grove Natural Area in Manor Township for beginning birders or for individuals that would like to experience birding for the first time.  He has binoculars to loan if you need them. Meet at 9:00 am at the parking lot along Chestnut Grove Road off River Road south of Columbia via RT 441.  Port-a-John availalble.  Contact Roger Stoner  ( 717-393-9030) if you plan to attend.



Sunday October 15, 7:00 AM -
Field Trip to State Game Lands #220

Bruce Carl will lead a field trip to State Game Lands 220 to search for late migrants and early winter arrivals. Some of the target birds include any lingering warblers, White-crowned Sparrow, Purple Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Blue-headed and Philadelphia Vireos and maybe a surprise or two.  Meet at 7:00 am at the SGL #220 parking lot located along Swamp Church Road just outside of Reinholds.  From RT 222 north, exit at Denver/Turnpike exit.  Turn left at the end of the ramp towards RT 272 north.  Follow RT 272 north for 1.2 miles to intersection of RT 272 & RT 897.  Turn left on RT 897 north for 3.1 miles to 4-way stop in Reinholds.  Go straight thru 4-way stop. Drive .4 miles to Galen Hall Road. Turn right. (Just past the Reinholds Ambulance building).  Turn left on Swamp Church Road.  Follow Swamp Church Road .3 miles to SGL #220.  Parking lot is on the right.  No restrooms available.  Walking is mostly on grassy trails and in farm fields.  Contact Bruce Carl (717-368-4824 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you plan to attend.



Friday October 27, 6:30 PM -
Field Trip for Saw-whet Owl Banding at Hidden Valley

Rosemary Spreha will lead a field trip to Hidden Valley in Schuylkill County to observe Saw-whet Owl banding.  Meet at the banding station at 6:30 pm. This is an evening trip and will run late into the night.  Dress warmly.  Limited to 12 participants.  Contact Rosemary Spreha ( 717-657-0271) to make a reservation and for directions to the banding site.



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