Quittapahilla Audubon Society announces upcoming events in 2021

The Quittapahilla Audubon Company has resumed offering field trips to the general public, although due to the pandemic, the organization still does not offer its usual list of monthly indoor programs.

“Mother Nature continues to provide healthy entertainment,” Audubon spokesperson Ruth Krebs said in a statement. “Everyone is welcome.”

Here are some upcoming activities:

  • Sunday October 3, observations of the flora and fauna at Swatar State Park. Meet Chef Fritz Heilman (717-273-0487) at 2:30 p.m. at Trout Run trailhead parking lot.
  • Tuesday October 19, observations of flora and fauna along the Lebanon valley rail to trail in Jonestown. Meet leader Fritz Heilman (717-273-0487) at 9 a.m. at the Jonestown trailhead.
  • Sunday November 7, local bird sightings at State Game Land 145. Meet Chef Jim Fiorentino (717-269-0675) at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Colebrook trailhead of Lebanon Valley Rail to Trail.
  • Sunday, November 14, end-of-season flora and fauna observations along the Lebanon Valley Rail to Trail in Jonestown. Meet leader Fritz Heilman (717-273-0487) at 2:30 p.m. at the Jonestown trailhead.
  • Saturday December 18, 42nd annual Christmas bird count. This event includes walking and driving to count birds in a prescribed area. Contact Fritz Heilman at 717-273-0487 for more details.

Find more information on upcoming events and local resources, including the group’s annual birdseed sale online brochure, at Quittapahilla Audubon Company website.

The Audubon Company also recommends that due to continuing concerns over COVID, interested participants check the website for unforeseen changes or for calendar updates.

COVID, Krebs noted, “makes gatherings more difficult. And we don’t know where we can meet in the future. Ideas ? We’re listening….”

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