Quittapahilla Audubon Society Announces More Events for 2022

the Quittapahilla Audubon Society (QAS) has announced its next series of free events open to the public until the end of May 2022.

With spring and birding activity fast approaching, here are some upcoming local activities to consider:

  • Sunday March 27. (Memorial Lake State Park)
    To see the Timberdoodle at Memorial Lake State Park – the second of two trips to watch the woodcock’s “sky dance”. Meet at 6:45 p.m. Sunday in the upper Boundary Road car park. Bring a flashlight. Chief Gary Kinkley (717-503-4027).
  • Saturday April 16. (Susquehanna State Park)
    Join QAS for a spring wildflower and birdwatching hike at Fern Cliff in the Benton Ravine, a registered wildflower and old growth forest reserve in southern Lancaster County. The group will depart from the south end of the parking lot of the old Kmart lot at 8:30 a.m. Carpooling is encouraged! Pack a lunch to enjoy in scenic Susquehanna State Park after the hike. Wear hiking boots or old shoes and don’t forget your camera. Leaders Jim M. Logan (717-273-8438) and Jim C. Logan (717-865-5522).
  • Saturday April 30. (Hammer Creek)
    QAS heads to Hammer Creek for wildlife viewing. Meet at 8:00 am in the Horseshoe Trail parking lot at the intersection of Pumping Station Road and Route 322. Chief Fritz Heilman (717-273-0487).
  • Tuesday, May 3. (State Game Land #156)
    Warbler Walk #1 with QAS! Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Miners Village ball diamond. Chief Jim Fiorentino (717-269-0675).
  • Wednesday, May 4. (State Playgrounds #145)
    March of the warblers #2 with QAS! Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the White Barn on Epler Road, between Route 117 and Colebrook Road. Chief Jim Fiorentino (717-269-0675).
  • Sunday May 15. (Hammer Creek)
    March of the warblers #3 with QAS! Located near Obie Road and Michter’s Road. Meet at 9:00 a.m. on Rexmont Road at the Old Rexmont Dam parking lot, just past and across from the white corral fence. It’s about 0.7 miles from the intersection of Rexmont Road and Route 419. Chief Jim Fiorentino (717-269-0675).
  • Tuesday, May 17. (Lebanon Valley Rail Trail)
    QAS will walk the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail in Jonestown to view wildlife. Meet at 9am at the Jonestown trailhead on old Route 22, Jonestown Road. Chef Fritz Heilman (717-273-0487).
  • Thursday May 19. (middle stream)
    Warblers deserve another field trip! This will be Warbler Walk #4 with QAS, in the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. Meet at 9:00 am in the Visitor Center parking lot. Chief Jim Fiorentino (717-269-0675).

The size of the group varies from half a dozen to around a dozen bakers, according to QAS advertising president Ruth Krebs. As a rule, no registration is necessary in advance.

Find more information about upcoming events and local resources at Quittapahilla Audubon Society website.

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