The Montour Preserve’s Winter Newsletter has been released. The publication provides seasonal updates on events and goings-on at the Preserve for the months of December – February. An update is given on Great Horned Owls, various hawks, and snow fleas, and how to see each creature. There is also a feature on the what to watch for in the winter night sky, including meteor showers, moon cycles, and eclipses. There will also be a “Stars of Winter” presentation taking place from 7 – 8:30 PM on Saturday, January 13th at the Preserve.
On February 24th and also on March 4th, there will be the Preserve’s Maple Sugaring Open House at the Environmental Education Center. Maple sugaring is a truly North American tradition and has been a long tradition at Montour Preserve. Learn some history of sugaring and follow the process from sap to syrup in this interesting family experience. Programs begin on the hour. Afterward, head to the Sugar Shack to experience the sights, sounds and scents of maple sugaring.
Looking to become a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist? Adults interested in natural history and dedicating time each year to natural resource education and conservation are encouraged to apply. Pavilion rentals are also still available at the Preserve for the 2018 season, but space is limited. Finally, the newsletter provides an update of Visitors Center hours for the winter season. Check out the full winter newsletter here for more information, full articles, and schedules!