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Jun 07, 2015
Sunday

Start time: 8:00 AM
End time: 11:00 AM

Sunday Bird Walk
Join Delaware Nature Society staff as they hike Bucktoe Creek Private Preserve in search of birds such as vultures, hawks, woodpeckers, phoebes, bluebirds, mockingbirds, finches, warblers and more! Preregistration not required. This program is FREE and open to all birders!

Meeting Place: Bucktoe Creek Preserve

Contact: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County    Email: education@tlcforscc.org    
Avondale

Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Jun 07, 2015
Sunday

Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 11:00 AM

Sharing Nature with Children
Explore the wonders of nature by engaging your child in different activities each month to awaken their natural senses. A light refreshment will be provided. This program runs the first Sunday of every month from May through September 2015. $5 TLC members; $10 non-members.

Meeting Place: Bucktoe Creek Preserve

Contact: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County    Email: education@tlcforscc.org    
Avondale

Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Sep 10, 2015
Thursday

Start time: 9:00 AM
End time: 12:00 PM

Warm Season Grass Walk
By creating a yard with vegetation that offers food and cover, you can create a refuge for several wildlife species! Join botanist Janet Ebert, who will showcase the warm season grasses at Bucktoe Creek Preserve’s diverse meadows and discuss their significance to the surrounding ecosystem. Switchgrass and big bluestem are just two of the grasses we’ll identify. $10 for TLC members; $15 for non-members.

Meeting Place: Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Difficulty: Easy
Length of Hike: 1 miles

Contact: Hannah    Email: education@tlcforscc.org    Phone: 610-347-0347
Avondale, PA, Chester County

Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Sep 11, 2015
Friday

Start time: 8:15 PM
End time: 10:00 PM

Mysterious Moths
Join insect expert, Alyssa Molin-Graves, and TLC to explore the interesting and mysterious lives of moths! By using special lighting equipment we will be able to have an up close and personal experience with these elusive and beautiful creatures. $10 for TLC members; $15 for non-members.

Meeting Place: 541 Chandler Mill Rd
Difficulty: Easy
Length of Hike: .2 miles

Contact: Hannah    Email: education@tlcforscc.org    Phone: 610-347-0347
Avondale, PA, Chester County

Walnut Hill Headquarters
Sep 12, 2015
Saturday

Start time: 7:00 AM
End time: 7:00 PM

7th Annual Susquehanna Super Hike and Ultra Trail Run (25K/50K)
On September 12, 2015, the Keystone Trails Association will sponsor the seventh annual Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run, a trail challenge event for adventurous trail runners and hikers on the wild river hills of the lower Susquehanna Gorge. This daunting trail challenge event on the Mason Dixon and Conestoga Trails alternates breathtaking vistas with steep descents into dark, scenic hollows followed by strenuous climbs to the next vista. Prepare yourself for the steep hills, rocky terrain and deep ravines of the Susquehanna Super Hike, an arduous, undulating and challenging course. This year, participants can choose between a 50K "Ultra Trail Run" and a 25K "Super Hike"! Hikers and trail runners are invited to register for the length best suited for their fitness level and interest. Both events follow the same trails, with the 25K participants starting later and at a different location than the 50K participants.

Meeting Place: Pequea Creek Campground
Difficulty: Difficult
Length of Hike: 31 miles

Contact: Shanna Klucar    Email: shanna@kta-hike.org    Phone: 717-238-7017
Pequea

Mason Dixon & Conestoga Trails

Mason Dixon & Conestoga Trails
Sep 19, 2015
Saturday

Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 1:00 PM

Expedition Elevation: Trek to Beam Rocks
This hike is a part of a monthly hiking series, showcasing the highest points around the Laurel Highlands. Come prepared for a moderate, 3.5 mile hike out to Beam Rocks, on Laurel Mountain. Meeting location TBD. *Please register by contacting 724-238-1200 or rachristie@pa.gov

Meeting Place: TBD
Difficulty: Moderate
Length of Hike: 3 miles

Contact: Rachael    Email: rachristie@pa.gov    
Jennerstown, Somerset County

Laurel Mountain Trail System

Forbes State Forest
Sep 20, 2015
Sunday

Start time: 3:00 PM
End time: 6:00 PM

Wild Foraging Series: Edible Plants
Come join Lee Peterson, author of “Peterson’s Field Guide to Wild Edible Plants of Eastern/Central America” to explore Bucktoe in search of edible plants. Learn how to gather and prepare them, and most importantly, identify them! Enjoy a light dinner at the conclusion of the walk. $10 TLC members; $15 non-members

Meeting Place: 432 Sharp Road
Difficulty: Easy
Length of Hike: 1 miles

Contact: Hannah    Email: education@tlcforscc.org    Phone: 610-347-0347
Avondale, PA, Chester County

Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Sep 24, 2015
Thursday

Start time: 7:00 PM
End time: 8:30 PM

Wilderness Skills
Did you know that synthetic fabric is better than cotton or what to do if you encounter a black bear in the wild? Learn about basic outdoor skills, as well as tips and tricks for safe adventuring in the great outdoors. Meet at the Laurel Mountain warming hut. *Please register by contacting 724-238-1200 or rachristie@pa.gov

Meeting Place: 79°8'58.972"W 40°9'23.902"N
Length of Hike: 0 miles

Contact: Rachael    Email: rachristie@pa.gov    
Jennerstown, Somerset County

Laurel Mountain Trail System

Forbes State Forest
Oct 04, 2015
Sunday

Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 2:00 PM

Fall Foliage Hike on Laurel Mountain
Join Forbes’ naturalist and forester for a scenic, 4.5 mile hike out to the Wolf Rocks overlook. Learn about tree adaptations during the fall and find out what creates vibrant foliage. *Please register by contacting 724-238-1200 or rachristie@pa.gov

Meeting Place: 79°10'34.298"W 40°7'6.036"N
Difficulty: Moderate
Length of Hike: 4.5 miles

Contact: Rachael    Email: rachristie@pa.gov    
Rector, Somerset County

Wolf Rocks Trail

Forbes State Forest
Oct 10, 2015
Saturday

Start time: 9:00 AM
End time: 4:00 PM

Intermediate Backpacking on Laurel Mountain
This backpacking program includes 2 days of hiking and 1 overnight, with hikes averaging 6-8 miles each day. This program is for intermediate skill-levels and requires individuals to supply their own backpacking equipment, food, and water. *Registration is required. For more information or to register please contact rachristie@pa.gov or 724-238-1200

Meeting Place: 79°8'58.972"W 40°9'23.902"N
Difficulty: Moderate
Length of Hike: 16 miles

Contact: Rachael    Email: rachristie@pa.gov    
Jennerstown, Somerset County

Laurel Mountain Trail System

Forbes State Forest
 
 

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