Discover insects at PPL's Susquehanna Riverlands
BERWICK - Bring the family to learn about bugs at PPL's Susquehanna Riverlands from 10 a.m. to noon July 23.
Program assistants Kathy Kelchner and Joshua Miller will talk about the world of insects. They will bring along live exotic bugs and lead a short hike outdoors to find bugs native to the Riverlands.
The free program is geared toward children ages 5 and older, accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear old clothes because there is a possibility of getting wet.
Meet at the Susquehanna Energy Information Center. For more information, call 866-832-3312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Audubon group
plans annual picnic
WARRENSVILLE - Lycoming Audubon's annual summer picnic will be held at 6 p.m. July 25 at Rider Park's pavilion.
Attendees should bring a covered dish to share and their own tableware. The chapter will provide soft drinks and cold water. A plastic tablecloth, lawn chairs, walking shoes and binoculars also are recommended.
Rider Park is just north of Warrensville at the eastern end of Caleb's Creek Road. Watch for balloons about 0.9 mile from downtown Warrensville.
Wetland program planned for kids at Susquehanna Riverlands
BERWICK - Learn all the wonders of wetlands from 1 to 3 p.m. July 26 at PPL's Susquehanna Riverlands.
Take a look at the fascinating creatures in the 88-acre wetlands with environmental educator Joshua Miller. In the free hands-on program, participants will learn to identify plants and animals that call the wetlands home.
Also, learn how the creatures have adapted to live in an aquatic environment.
The program is geared toward children ages 5 and older who are accompanied by an adult.
Meet at the wetlands parking area. For more information, call 866-832-3312 or email email@example.com.
Trapping class scheduled
ARNOT - A cable restraint class will be held 8 a.m. to noon July 28 at the Arnot Sportsmen's Club. Registration is required online at www.pgc.state.pa.us and a fee applies.
After the class, a trappers' gathering will be held with demonstrations and information for coyote and bobcat harvesting. Dealers with supplies will be present and free gifts will be provided by the club.
For more information, call Ron Signor at 638-2985.
Learn how to safely use an ATV
An all-terrain vehicle safety class will be held at 8:30 a.m. July 28 at Wheels of Williamsport Inc., 99 Grey Fox Drive, Montoursville.
Class size is limited and advance registration is required. The class will be taught by state-certified safety instructors Bill and Nancy Stugart.
Students must provide their own ATV and parents must accompany their children so required forms can be completed.
The law requires that youths ages 8 through 15 take and pass a state-sanctioned safety training course before operating an ATV off their parents' or legal guardians' property.
To register, call Bill or Nancy at 435-0923.
Register now for 18th annual Tioga County Youth Field Day
TIOGA - Children ages 8 to 14 can register now for the 18th annual Tioga County Youth Field Day, which will be held Aug. 18 at Ives Run Recreation Area, Hammond Lake.
The event offers boys and girls from any county in the state a chance to try their hand at a variety of outdoor activities.
At least 10 educational stations will be set up, covering topics such as orienteering, rifle, shotgun, fly and spin fishing, turkey calling and wildlife identification.
The event is free, but parents must register children in advance. Also, a parent or guardian must accompany children during the day.
The day begins at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served later to everyone in attendance, and children will receive a hat, T-shirt and goodie bag.
To register, call Dina Henninger, park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at 835-0113.
Signing up also is possible by sending needed information to Youth Field Day Registration, P.O. Box 51, Middlebury Center, PA 16935.
Information needed includes children's names, ages, addresses, genders, home phone numbers, shirt sizes and parent signatures.
Annual Bradford County Youth Field Day planned
TROY - The 18th annual Bradford County Youth Field Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at Mount Pisgah State Park.
The event is for children ages 5 to 18. A free lunch, T-shirt and commemorative embroidered patch will be available to all participants.
The event will include activities in tracks, insects, birds, mammals, trapping, .22 shoot, building bird boxes, scavenger hunt, survival, archery, black powder, sporting clays, canoeing, GPS, fishing and camp cooking.
Registration may be done now by calling the park office at 297-2734 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.