Take a Hike. Join a Crew. Hear a Song. Make a Rare Find. Build a Community.
Bring your children for activities all about monarchs, including butterfly kites, puzzles, learning displays, live caterpillars, and more from 11 AM – 2 PM in the Visitor Center. Visit monarch biologist John Drummond’s monarch conservation station for an up-close look at living monarchs, a tagging demonstration, and FREE milkweed seeds.
Meet the Fall Forest
Join Dr. Chris Sacchi, Biology professor at Kutztown University, for a casual walk through the forest and wildlfower garden at Hawk Mountain. Learn about tree identification and ecology and about the changes plants undergo in fall to prepare for the winter ahead. During this walk you’ll also learn about uses of native plants in home landscapes and the environmental value of native landscaping. Trail fee applies for Non-Members.
Autumn Lecture: Birding Without Borders
In 2015, bird nerd Noah Strycker of Oregon became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, year-long, round-the-world birding trip. Anything could have happened, and a lot did. He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and sleep deprivation, survived airline snafus and car breakdowns and mudslides and torrential floods, skirted war zones, and had the time of his life. Birding on seven continents and carrying only a pack on his back, Strycker enlisted the enthusiastic support of local birders to tick more than 6,000 species. He shared the adventure in real time on his daily blog, and now he reveals the inside story. This humorous and inspiring presentation about Strycker’s epic World Big Year will give you a real appreciation for the birds and birders of the world.