New York State official Maple Weekend at Justus Asthalter Maple Syrup Inc., 10am-3pm. This free outdoor event invites the public to see how pure New York maple is made on this fourth generation maple farm. See how trees are tapped, sap is boiled, and have a taste. 845/292-8569.
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a 2-hour guided hike on the Tusten Mountain Trail and learn about the ecology and history of the area. Remember to wear hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, and to bring water. Registration is required. Visit www.delawarehighlands.org/newsevents to learn more and register.
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at our Bethel, NY office for a walk on woodland trails on the 119-acre protected property and learn how to identify common trees and forest plants in the Upper Delaware River region. Free and open to the public, registration required. Visit www.delawarehighlands.org/newsevents to register.
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and naturalist Ed Wesely to learn about the monarch butterfly life cycle and threats to its habitat, and help to tag early migrants before their long flight south to Mexico. Free and open to the public, registration required. Visit www.delawarehighlands.org/newsevents to learn more.
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a Pollinator Workshop and learn how to convert fields to meadows and plant a butterfly garden at our Bethel, NY office from 9am-12pm. Free and open to the public, reservations requested. Visit www.delawarehighlands.org/newsevents to learn more.
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and the Pike-Monroe Woodland Owners Group for a workshop on forest habitat restoration at the Milford Experimental Forest. Reservations are required. 570/226-3164 for more details or to reserve your place. Visit www.delawarehighlands.org.
Join PPL Lake Wallenpaupack Preserve for this freezin' fundraiser to support the local dive teams at Lighthouse Harbor Marina, 11am-3pm. Register for a time slot and take the plunge, or sponsor a diver. Team PPL will dive at 2pm. Visit www.paupackplunge.com.
Learn about Basha Kill ecosystem to volunteer with Nature Watch Program observing bald eagles through spotting scope at the Mamakating Library, 9:30-noon. After training, sign up for three shifts (three hours each) on Saturdays and Sundays, April 26-June 29. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association. 845/888-0261.
Enjoy a guided hike on a trail at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 1-3pm. This program is all about exploring nature and meeting new people. Free. Call to register. 570/828-2319.
Learn primitive fire making skills at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, 10am-12 noon. Try your hand at a flint and steel fire, a bow drill fire, and more. Ages 10+; call to register. Cost: $5. 570/828-2319.