ROBERT PORTER ALLEN NATURAL AREA (30Apr-Sat-8a) Lycoming Audubon, cooperating with other public and private entities, has assisted in preserving 227 acres of grasslands, a beautiful wetland and the riparian forests of an historic farm, strategically placed between Bald Eagle mountain and the Susquehanna. This site, known by many as “Sylvan Dell” area is just east of Little League Stadium. As resources, time and effort come together, it will become a beautiful natural area for the public, especially lovers of the outdoors. It will be a gem, so close to the people-center of Lycoming County. Join DAN BRAUNING, Lycoming Audubon member and President of the PA Society of Ornithology, will lead the field trip. Others involved in RPANA’s emergence will speak to history, to organizational dreams and to the place of Lycoming Audubon. Directions: from Rte. 15 (south Market Street) follow E. Central Ave to its intersection with E. Mountain Ave. (Little League stadium). Turn left and follow E. Mountain Ave to the parking area at the end of the road. Look for Lycoming Audubon signs. Information: LARRY WALTZ (LNRWaltz@aol.com).
CANCELED - WILLIAMSPORT WATER AUTHORITY, MOSQUITO VALLEY (7May-Sat-8a): Forested trails with plenty of brushy habitat as warbler migration starts to ramp up. This location is a prime spot for Hooded and Blackburnian Warblers, as well as hosting a variety of other warbler species. Directions: Take Valley St. south from Duboistown for a half mile then turn left onto Mosquito Valley Road, taking it all the way to the end, meeting birders at the Water Authority’s visitor parking lot. Leader: ERIC HARTSHAW (570-433-4715).
WAYS GARDEN 845 WEST FOURTH, WILLIAMSPORT (14May-Sat-9-11a): Join us this second Saturday to plant he 2022 Birdy Dozen native plants and also set our educational signposts. Bring a shovel or watering can to help or, stroll around the pathways, enjoying the gardens in May and your LAS friends. Directions: Way's Garden is on the corner of 4th and Maynard Streets. Parking is available mid-Maynard and W. 3rd Sts. (note LAS signs on east/ Gap Church side). Drive down the alley to the SE corner of the park near the pavilion. Coordinator: DOROTHY HOLLOWAY (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SKYLINE DRIVE (21May-Sat-8a): Directions: The Skyline Drive is the closed but quite walkable paved road that gently ascends the NE slope of Bald Eagle Mountain off Rte. 15 just east of South Williamsport, commonly known as ‘Montgomery Pike’. Parking is available off the highway at top in the public rest stop (no comfort facilities). We expect to see and hear resident birds, as well as fall warblers, in a typical mixed PA forest. Towards the mountain top, tree species change, and vistas of the west branch valley are a treat. Leader: MADDI DUNLAP (email@example.com).
BIRDING AND WILDFLOWER BEGINNER’S WALK CANFIELD ISLAND (22May-Sun-2p): Take a leisurely Sunday afternoon stroll around Canfield Island to appreciate the spring migration, landscape and the Susquehanna River. We will stop and chat not only about birds, but wildflowers and some local history. Directions: Travel east on I-180/USRt.220 taking exit #23 (“Warrensville”), turning right at traffic light, taking road behind Motel 8 to the Riverfront Park pavilion on the left. Leader: LARRY WALTZ (LNRWaltz@aol.com).
BIRDING WITH THE BROWNS (4Jun-Sat-TBD): (watch for LAS ListServ announcement) Leaders: DEB BROWN (PSP501@aol.com / 570-772-8794) and BOBBY BROWN (firstname.lastname@example.org).