Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – Apr 30 @ 10:30 am
9:30 am
Join us for Project FeederWatch, a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders in North America. We’ll identify species, count birds and send our data to FeederWatch to help scientists track winter bird populations, distribution and abundance. Anyone interested in birds can participate. Come for a session or the entire 21 week season to learn, share your knowledge[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
10:00 am
The Shades of Death Trail is not as scary as it sounds! The 1.3-mile trail is known for bird watching and features a cascading stream. For hardier souls, we’ll continue onward  and return to the parking lot by way of Sand Spring Trail, for a total of 3.8 miles. Sturdy footwear and a walking stick are[...]
Hickory Run State Park
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders of nature through outdoor exploration, art, play, and stories. Programs are free, but advanced registration is required. (Adults do not need to register themselves.)  The PreK Pathfinders program at Wayne Grube Park is underwritten by Northampton County Parks.  This month’s program: Create a take-home[...]
Wayne Grube Park
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
What do frogs do when the sun goes down? Do they crawl under a lily pad and snooze until dawn? Or do they party until the cows come home? Don’t miss this chance to explore the ponds and streambanks at Pool Wildlife Sanctuary after the sun sets to search out frogs and their kin under[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
12:00 pm
Wild edible plants are a free source of vitamins, minerals and unusual tastes to city-bred palates. Keep in mind that not all wild plants are edible, and not all edible plants are pleasant to eat. At Wayne Grube, we’ll go for a hike to learn how to identify these items as they grow in the[...]
Wayne Grube Park
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders of nature through outdoor exploration, art, play, and stories. Programs are free, but advanced registration is required. (Adults do not need to register, but each participating child must be registered and accompanied by an adult). Register
Trexler Nature Preserve
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
This family adventure, especially fun for children, includes two quarter-mile walks along mostly level trails with some rocky sections. The first walk takes you to a 30-foot waterfall, the largest in Bucks County. The other takes you to the famous ringing rocks boulder field. The origins of the field, generally believed to be volcanic, have[...]
Ringing Rocks Park
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Enjoy a spring day and explore the new signs of life along the Lehigh River! We will bike from Sand Island in Bethlehem to Canal Park in Allentown, then paddle back to our destination while observing spring flowers and other signs of the season. When you register, you can bring your mom free! All equipment[...]
Sand Island
May 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
9:30 am
It’s frog-spotting time. We’ll teach teams how to identify local frogs by sight and sound, and how to help protect amphibians in your own backyard. Program includes pond sifting for tadpoles and aquatic critters with child-friendly sifting equipment. You and Me is a program designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Join Wildlands Conservancy and Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor staff as we work together to make a difference on our water trail. We will clean up trash as we travel on bikes between Bethlehem and Allentown on the D&L Canal Trail. Then we will switch to canoes and clean-up the river on our way[...]
Sand Island
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
We’ll have a short tour of the LEED-certified Trexler Environmental Center and review the recreational opportunities at Trexler Nature Preserve. The TEC building has earned Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for its environmentally friendly features and construction. The building houses satellite offices for the County Parks Department and PA Bureau of Forestry, as[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve
May 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
11:30 am
Tick-borne infections are preventable… awareness is the first step to action. Lyme can be serious if not diagnosed and treated early. Ticks are a state-wide risk. A recent PA Environmental Protection study reported Lyme and other tick-borne diseases in all 67 counties. PA has led the nation in new cases. PA Lyme Resource Network is[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
9:00 am
Join our monthly naturalist-led bike ride, exploring local Northampton County trails with a food agenda! We will meet at the Saucon Valley Farmers Market and head south on the Saucon Rail Trail. When we return to Water Street Park, we will explore the fresh, local products on hand. Meet at the Water Street Park with[...]
Water Street Park
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
Learn about the trees rooted on South Mountain Reservoir park – how to identify them and how to drink them! During this recreational walk in a hidden natural area, we will explore local wildlife, plant species, and stone remnants with freshly brewed tea. Appropriate for adults and children 8 and up. Trail Difficulty Level – Moderate.[...]
South Mountain Reservoir
5:00 pm
Buds blooming, ferns unfurling, salamanders awakening. Join our naturalist on this easy walk to uncover the babies of spring. Meet at Pavilion #1.   Register
Covered Bridge Park
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
12:00 pm
The soil under Minsi Lake has been submerged for almost 50 years. Plants and wildlife have thickened the lake bed adding fragments of themselves to the muddy morass. This bit of biologic richness will be exposed until the lake refills in late 2019.  In that mud lies a once in a lifetime opportunity to create[...]
Lake Minsi
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
The Maple Tract Preserve is one of Wildlands Conservancy’s nine preserves. The glacial wetlands of the area are the natural pumps that feed local creeks and streams, and provide critical habitat to a host of plants and wildlife. Due to the boggy nature of this area, these trails can occasionally become very wet. The trails[...]
Maple Tract preserve
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
It’s wet. It’s fun. It’s the ford, and it’s way more than a way to cross the creek! Open your eyes and what will you see? Wade in the waters and what will you find? Location: Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, PA 18078. Follow the entry road past the LV Zoo parking lot to the ford[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
This month’s program: Get ready to discover the world beneath your feet, with a hands-on investigation of soil. Warning – you will get dirty. Register PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders of nature through outdoor exploration, art, play, and stories. Programs are free, but advanced registration is[...]
Wayne Grube Park
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
8:00 pm
Go batty with us! Pennsylvania’s common bat species often use buildings as their roosts and the barn at Pool Wildlife Sanctuary is one of their favorite haunts. Monitoring  locations like ours gives biologists an idea of how bat populations are doing. Studies have shown that while little brown bat populations have dropped precipitously due to White Nose Syndrome, big[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
9:00 am
Join our monthly naturalist-led bike ride, exploring local Northampton County trails with a food agenda! We will meet at Cove Road/Treichler’s Bridge access and ride to the new Blue Mountain Farmer’s Market in Slatington. Bring your bike and helmet for ages 11 and under. 5.5 miles each way. All ages welcome on the ride. Trailhead: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//40.734167,-75.538936/@40.733964,-75.5409087,17z.[...]
Laurys Station
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
8:00 am
Join us for a special adventure on land and water! We will start at Aardvark Sports Shop in Bethlehem and run 4 miles to Canal Park in Allentown along the Lehigh Canal Trail, then paddle canoes downriver to Sand Island, Bethlehem. All trips are professional-guide led, include beginner instruction and all equipment. Trips are easy,[...]
Aardvark Sports Shop
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
12:00 pm
We’re bringing our education turtles and birding equipment to Lake Muhlenberg at Cedar Beach Park for an informal, pop-up conservation education event. Visit us anytime between 12 and 1:30pm to learn about native and non-native turtles, and to practice using binoculars so you can identify birds in your own backyard, or park. Appropriate for adults,[...]
Cedar Beach Park
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am
With knowledge of some basic skills, the world outside your door is much more exciting! This camp incorporates not only recreational skills like hiking and tracking, but survival skills as well. Learning to forage, find your way and cook over a fire adds another dimension to being outside. Please send a nonperishable lunch. Register This[...]
Wayne Grube Park
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Get ready to stretch, flex, and take a breath – Wildlands is leading an ocean-inspired yoga session that will incorporate song, play, and live animals.  *Each participant is encouraged to bring a yoga mat. Register PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders of nature through outdoor[...]
Trexler Environmental Education Center
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Friday night family fun time! It’s summertime. What’s better than a walk in the night time woods, a campfire and some ooey, gooey goodness? This week we will learn about creatures that come out at night and how they have adapted to the absence of abundant light. Meet some of our education animals! Register Child[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
Last summer Wildlands Conservancy completed a major restoration of the stream that flows through Monocacy Creek Park. Monocacy Creek is the center piece of this quiet city park that is graced with stonework built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935 and Illick’s Mill built in 1856. We’ll walk to the CCC built waterfall to see[...]
Monocacy Creek Park
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
1:00 pm
Celebrate a special occasion with a great outdoor adventure! We will start at Sand Island in Bethlehem with a bike ride to Canal Park in Allentown, then get in canoes and paddle downriver back to Bethlehem. Help re-connect Dad to his childhood memories of nature, or just come out and celebrate a beautiful new summer[...]
Sand Island
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am
Day camp is a whole lot of fun and will focus on some basic skills that will make the world outside your door so much more exciting! In wildlife camp we are building naturalists. We’ll explore the park as we ignite an interest in ornithology, herpetology, entomology or mammalogy. Live animals, games and crafts are part of the[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
Have fun splashing in Jordan Creek while learning about all the critters you discover. From Mayflies to crayfish, you’ll discover all Covered Bridge Park has to offer. Register
Covered Bridge Park