If you have ever wondered how to identify wild mushrooms, and which ones were safe to eat, this program is for you. Join a local mushroom expert who will share their knowledge of the local mushrooms of the forest. Bring a basket and gloves to harvest your own mushrooms.
Following the Foundation’s Annual Meeting, families are invited to participate in the annual Family Nature Program.
This year, we welcome Kathy Uhler, Founder and Director of the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center. PWRC is a place where injured and orphaned wild animals native to PA are cared for until they can fend for themselves, when they are released back into the wild.
The Buck Hill Conservation Foundation is a proud co-sponsor of the annual River Ramble with the Brodhead Watershed Association. The ramble is a driving tour of the Pocono waterways. Participants register for the event at Brodheadwatershed.org/Ramble. Participants will receive a map with all of the locations to visit for the day. At each spot, a naturalist is present to provide interesting information about the watershed, and provide access to the stream. Join us in welcoming the community to view the Buck Hill Creek, a wonderful centerpiece of our Monroe County clean water heritage. An “after-ramble” party with light refreshments and friendly conversation begins at the Buck Hill Inn site at 4 PM.
Monarchs, question marks, great spangled fritillaries, emeralds, widows, and green darners. These are just some of the dragonflies and butterflies we will try to capture along the hill at the Inn site. Join us in the parking area a morning of netting insects. This is the perfect time to celebrate these wonderful creatures.
Wake up in the early morning to listen to the dawn chorus of birds, frogs, and other wildlife at Buck Hill Falls. This hike will meet at the Metzgar's Farm road parking area, and culminate at the top of the mountain with a gorgeous view of Buck Hill. I will have coffee and pastries available for all hearty explorers. You will return invigorated from the morning stroll and ready to start your day!
Start the summer season with birds. Many species return each summer to breed and raise their families along the golf course, at the pool, in the woods and along the beautiful Buck Hill Creek. Join Frank as he explores several habitats looking and listening for our returning neighbors.
Members of the statewide Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA) will be descending on the Poconos to visit our exemplary waterways and natural habitats. On Friday, May 17, they will be visiting at Buck Hill to explore the beauty of the forests and stream trails and look at the Inn site to examine a model project for building removal and site restoration. Please welcome these visitors to our community.