Upcoming Events

Take a Hike. Join a Crew. Hear a Song. Make a Rare Find. Build a Community.

Photo: Mary Linkevich
September 19, 2020 9:00am - 3:00pm
Contact: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 610-756-6961

Monarch Day

Hawk Mountain Visitor Center

Celebrate peak monarch migration and learn all about monarchs and their conservation with our children’s activities and Monarch Conservation Station hosted by monarch biologist John Drummond!

Children’s activities will be located in the Visitor Center and will include a butterfly kite, pipe cleaner caterpillars, floor puzzles, learning displays, live caterpillars, and more. They will be available from 11 am – 2 pm.

Visit John Drummond, monarch biologist from Lafayette College, in the covered pavilion from 10 am – 4 pm to see monarch tagging demos as well as his collection of live monarch eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, and adult butterflies. Some you will even be able to see using a microscope!

John will share information and explain the reasons for the recent decline in the monarch populations and what you can do to help, including planting milkweed.

Be sure to stop by to meet John, see the display and leave with FREE milkweed seeds – 3 varieties while supplies last! He will also have information about gardening for monarchs and other native pollinators.

September 19, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
Contact: Wildlands Conservancy 610-965-4397

Bike and Bite: Forks of the Delaware to Mueller’s General

Forks of the Delaware

Join our monthly naturalist-led bike ride, exploring local Northampton County trails with a food agenda! We will meet at Forks of the Delaware/Delaware Canal State Park trailhead and ride along the D&L to Mueller’s General Store & Kitchen in Riegelsville. Our seasoned environmental educator will offer opportunities for cool experiences along the way. Bring your bike. Helmet required for ages 11 and under. 8 miles each way. All ages welcome on the ride, but do note the 16 mile total distance.

Contact:

Brandon Swayser
 610-965-4397 ext. 136
bswayser@wildlandspa.org
September 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Contact: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 610-756-6961

Virtual: Fidget’s Folly/Sanctuary Storytime

We have slowed down our virtual programming in order to balance all of the excitement happening on the Mountain this fall. Autumn migration is in full swing, and we hope that our local supporters can visit before the end of the migration season. However, we’ll still be hosting 2-3 virtual programs a month through the end of the year!

All online events are FREE to attend and open to virtual visitors of all ages, but be sure to check the intended audience for each program. Register now to grab your spot.

Be sure to get your ticket before registration closes 2 hours before the start of the program. Direct links to the program will be emailed out to all registrants, as well as a recording on our youtube channel for those who miss it.

And of course, THANK YOU for your continued support!

September 26, 2020 8:00am - 2:30pm
$55

Ironmaster’s Challenge Trail Running Event – 15k

Furnace Stack Pavilion

For 10 years, participants have been enjoying this springtime adventure challenge in two separate events, a 50k and 15k, both culminating in a finish-line picnic celebration at the Ironmaster’s Mansion at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, the famed halfway point along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. We cannot wait to offer another fun and satisfying day — you will experience the same rock scrambles, grueling ascents, ridgeline vistas, spring wildflowers, rushing streams and lakesides, and epic single track trails through Michaux State Forest.

September 29, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Manada Conservancy office@manada.org 717-566-4122

Conservation and Health: A Vital Relationship

Manada Conservancy

Our health is impacted by the natural world and the environment in which we live. Join us as Dr. Richard Zaino discusses how conservation, good environmental stewardship, and control of pollution provide significant health benefits.

**Check back after September 1 on this events page or on our Facebook page for details about accessing this virtual program.

October 10, 2020 12:00am - 11:59pm
Contact: Lehigh Gap Nature Center 610-760-8889

Migration Day!

Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Although we’ve all faced many uncertainties this year, one natural spectacle has continued right on cue — the marvel of autumn migration is underway! On October 10, 2020, LGNC is hosting a special Migration Day in lieu of our annual Migration Fest. This new event will provide a chance for families to experience migration, and the landscapes that support it, through a virtual workshop and self-guided activities.

Check back soon for registration details!

October 15, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
Contact: Lehigh Gap Nature Center 610-760-8889

Cabin Fever Book Club

Lehigh Gap Nature Center

American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

All meetings are Thursdays, once a month, from 10 am – noon

There will be a breakfast buffet supervised by Head Chef Lee Sivak with your help.

These books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington Libraries, at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center and, at a cost, through Amazon.com

Please feel welcome to bring a friend. If you’d like to lead a discussion, contact Nancy Taras or Dan Kunkle.

November 10, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Manada Conservancy office@manada.org 717-566-4122

Mysterious Creature of Penn’s Woods: The Allegheny Woodrat

Join us as we host DCNR Forestry wildlife biologist Aura Stauffer for this online educational program.  Learn more about this tiny, secretive creature that lives in remote rocky habitat. This presentation will discuss the natural history of the woodrat as well as efforts to study and conserve this threatened native woodland packrat.  Contact the office  by November 8 to register and to receive the link to the virtual program; space is limited.  717-566-4122 or office@manada.org

November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
$45
Contact: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 610-756-6961

Soap and Lip Balm Workshop

Hawk Mountain Education Building

For ages 16 and up
Limited to 15 participants

Click here to register!

Come and learn how to make your own handmade soap and lip balm! Each participant will take home a share of the finished products, a soap making booklet, and their choice of two bars of soap from Lori Jo’s inventory.

All materials included. Light refreshments provided.

Optional take-home kit available for $25.

This event is in collaboration with The Arts Barn.k

April 25, 2021 8:00am - 3:00pm

Ironmaster’s Challenge Trail Running Event – 50k & 15/20k

For 10 years, participants have been enjoying this springtime adventure challenge in two separate events, a 50k and 15k, both culminating in a finish-line picnic celebration at the Ironmaster’s Mansion at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, the famed halfway point along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. We cannot wait to offer another fun and satisfying day —  you will experience the same rock scrambles, grueling ascents, ridgeline vistas, spring wildflowers, rushing streams and lakesides, and epic single track trails through Michaux State Forest.