Meadville Tribune

Outdoors

October 16, 2013

Here is your listing of outdoor events and news for the week beginning Oct. 16

MEADVILLE — The Crawford County Conservation District holds a “Big Trees Ravine Walk” today from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Greendale Cemetery in Meadville.

Greendale Cemetery ravine is a throwback to an earlier time in Pennsylvania’s forested history and features some of the oldest specimin trees in Crawford County. Meet outside the Randolph Street entrance of the cemetery and accompany Mark Lewis, service forest for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, before heading to the ravine. All children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

More information or to register: Call Kathy Uglow at 763-5269 or visit crawfordconservation.com.

Duane Koller speaks with Waterfowl Expo Chairman Rich Guiney of Ducks Unlimited and a few of the exhibitors through Oct. 26 on Crawford County Outdoors on Armstrong channel 23. A chef will also present a barbecue wild duck recipe for the Waterfowl Expo show.

ESPYVILLE — The Pymatuning Lake Association holds its fall litter pickup on Saturday. The association picks up litter along Route 285 from the causeway to Church Road.

Those who would like to volunteer can meet at the Pymatuning Lake Association Pavilion at the Espyville Boat Launch at 9 a.m. Volunteers will be provided an orange safety vest, gloves and garbage bags. It will take approximately two hours to complete the cleanup with the public’s help.

More information: Call coordinator Jim Slozat at (724) 927-2632 or association president Joel Brown at (724) 927-9493.

SAEGERTOWN — Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center invites public of all ages to meet live raptors at its free annual open house on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at 21601 Stull Road.

Non-releasable “education” hawks, owls and falcons will be presented “on the glove” by handlers for the public to view up close and personal. Children’s crafts, tours of the admissions facilities and refreshments will be provided.

There will be a silent auction; T-shirts, wildlife photos and center memberships will be available for purchase. The center’s licensed rehabilitators, educators and volunteers will be onsite to answer questions and discuss exciting successes of the past year. Visitors are also invited to suggest a name for Tamarack’s newest education bird, a red-phase Eastern Screech Owl.

Tamarack Wildlife Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to care of injured wildlife in order to return them to the wild and to promoting appreciation and understanding of wildlife through education.

More information: Visit tamarackwildife.org or call 763-2574.

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