Tree-mendous Winter Tree Id Trek  

    On Sunday, February 21, 2016 Schuylkill Conservation District says sharpen your natural detective skills by trekking the trails of Sweet Arrow Lake County Park to search for the true personalities of a variety of deciduous trees.  Service forester Frank Snyder of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry leads you on a field walk, now that the leaves are down, to learn how to identify deciduous trees using twigs, buds, bud scars, bark, tree form and other features.
    Meet at the large pavilion near the Park clubhouse at 2:00 p.m. and be sure to dress for the weather. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the “Common Trees of Pennsylvania” field guide.  Grab your hat and mittens and get out there and enjoy the winter with us!  This program is free and open to the public.
    More events!
    Cabin Fever Hike
    Shake off those winter blahs by enjoying a crisp walk outdoors with “Porcupine Pat” on Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park.   This walk will invigorate you as we check for winter weeds, winter birds, and enjoy winter scenery.  Meet in the Waterfall Road parking lot at the park.  This program is free and open to the public and is suitable for all ages.
    Fly Tying Class
    Learn to tie flies in a few short hours from the veteran fishermen and fly tiers of Trout Unlimited on Sunday, February 28, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park clubhouse. You will be sure to pick up some tips and swap some fish stories.  There also will be a fly casting demonstration.  The class is free but registration is required.  Please call 717-979-0235 for a spot in the class.  This program is suitable for teens and adults.

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