October Field Trips


Frances Slocum State Park Birding

Leader: John Dickinson

When: Sunday, October 13, 2019; 8:00 a.m.

Join John Dickinson for about two hours of birding in Frances Slocum State Park. Check out the lake for waterfowl, the Big Pines area for woodland birds, and the Apple Tree picnic area which is often productive for sparrows and bluebirds. Bring your binoculars and field guides if you have them, sturdy shoes, and dress for the weather. Meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot next to the environmental center.

Fall Foliage Hike

Leader: John Jakoby

When: Monday, October 14, 2019; 10:00 a.m.

Join us on a moderate 3-mile hike in Hickory Run State Park. Most of the hike will be on the Skyline Trail, part of which overlooks the beautiful Lehigh Gorge. See the fall colors up close and personal and in a panoramic setting all at once. Who knows, we may even see some migrating birds. Dress appropriately for this 3-mile hike.

Registration is required.

Meet at 10:00 A.M. at the Gould Trail parking area along Route 534 approximately 3/4 mile west of the Park Office.

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Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area

No Registration Required

Leader: John Dickinson

When: Sunday, October 27, 2019; 8:00 am

Meet in the Nesbitt Park boat launch parking lot, which can be reached by turning onto First Ave from Pierce Street in Kingston. From Wilkes-Barre, First Ave is the first right-hand turn after the Veterans Memorial Bridge (a.k.a. Pierce Street bridge; North Street bridge). From Kingston, First Ave is the last left-hand turn before the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Drive over the levee and follow the road to the parking lot near the Market Street Bridge.

With a species list totaling some 160, we never know what surprises might await us. Join us to see what birds are in the Park.

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