May 2014 NewsFlash

May Events – 2014

Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
538 Emery Road
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

For Further Information: 570-828-2319,,
Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.

Wildflower Walk
Sunday, May 4 – 9:00am-12:00pm
Celebrate the blossoming of spring with a walk in the woods. Join local flower expert Josie D’Alessandro as she shares identification tips and natural history of the local flowers. Bring a bottle of water and a camera for some pictures.

Warbler Weekend
May 9-11
$205 / $155 commuter rate
Spring migration has begun! Join Darryl Speicher, from the Pocono Avian Research Center, for a wonderful weekend with the birds. Enjoy guided hikes that teach how to identify birds by sight, sound and habitat. Includes two nights of lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch.

Spring Photography Weekend
May 9-11
$260 / $210 commuter rate
Join Del Morgan, Professional Fine Art Photographer and Educator, for a fun filled weekend dedicated to understanding and developing the skills necessary for creating visually stunning images. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity – To learn about visual design, composition, exposure and more as we explore and photograph the natural Spring Season beauty of PEEC and surrounding Pocono Mountain areas. A tripod is recommended but not required. Includes lodging and meals.

Family Fishing
Saturday, May 10 – 9:30 – 11:30am
$10 child / $5 adult
Learn the basics of fishing and then try your luck on our ponds. We provide the equipment. No fishing licenses required. Spaces are limited – register early.

Plant Sale!
May 10 & May 11 – 9:00am-4:00pm
Free admission
There is a pre-sale for PEEC members on Friday, May 9, from 6-8pm. Choose from a variety of native and deer resistant flowers, shrubs and grasses to beautify your yard. Perennials include coneflowers, bee balm, asters, foxglove, yarrow, cranesbill, lungwort, and much more. Sun loving and shade loving plants will be available. Call in advance with your requests. Reduced price plants will be sold throughout the following week – stop by and check them out!

Go Native! Gardening Weekend
May 17-18
$150 includes lodging, meals and programming by Penn State Master Gardener Volunteers
Join us for a weekend of fun and fascinating workshops. Learn low-cost, low stress, highly effective ways to create a pollinator habitat in your existing yard, planters and window boxes.
Bird Walk
Saturday, May 17 – 8:00-10:00am
Interested in learning more about birds? Join Darryl Speicher, from the Pocono Avian Research Center, for a hike that focuses on bird ID and their unique natural history. We provide binoculars and field guides. Ages 10+ please.

PRO SERIES: Herpetology, with Dr. Thomas LaDuke
Saturday, May 17 – 1:00-4:00pm
Learn from the experts. Join Dr. Thomas LaDuke, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, ESU, for an in-depth look at the amphibians and reptiles of the area. Study preserved specimen, search along the trails for herps, and learn a lot!

Volunteer in the Greenhouse
Sunday, May 18 – 10:00-11:30am
Join us for some gardening work in PEEC’s new greenhouse! Lend a hand on our springtime projects. Pre-registration required.

“Spring Fling” Family Nature Getaway Weekend
Memorial Day Weekend: May 23-26
Adults $210 / Child, Commuter, Day Rates
Bring your family and friends to experience the best of what PEEC has to offer. Interpretive hikes, animal presentations, fishing, canoeing, crafts, campfire and more! Includes three nights of lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Monday lunch.

Bird Photography 101
Saturday, May 31 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Learn how to take great pictures of birds! Join Bob Shank, wildlife photographer, for an in depth look at attracting and photographing birds. Learn how to use a blind, create perches, and choose the right camera gear. Call for details.

Pike County Chamber of Commerce
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201 Broad Street - Suite #2
Milford, PA 18337

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