Enjoy a brown bag lunch with binoculars and birds

On Thursday, join Wayne Laubscher, a member of Lycoming Audubon, and the Northcentral Pennsylva-nia Conservancy for a lunch-time bird watch on the Susquehanna River Walk.

Extra binoculars can be borrowed and a spotting scope will be set up from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Williamsport side of the river near the Market Street Bridge. Just look for the group of people with binoculars.

Residents are invited to walk over with a lunch (or while you eat your lunch) and check out the birds and other wildlife along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Come for a few minutes, or the full two hours.

Laubscher, an expert birder, will provide information about what the group sees during the bird watch. He’s participated in a number of research projects related to birds – from peregrines to barn owls – and is a wealth of knowledge. Attendees are sure to learn something new.

For details, call the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy at 570-323-6222, visit its website at www.npcweb.org, or check out the Facebook pages of the conservancy and Lycoming Audubon.

The event is held in conjunction with Raise the Region, a 30-hour fundraising event organized by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania.

For information, visit www.raisetheregion.org, and consider donating to Lycoming Audubon and the Northcentral Penn-sylvania Conservancy.