“Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.”
—Henry David Thoreau
The “Flashlight Safari” at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland is an educational Halloween-type adventure that your family will love.
While having a ton of fun, everyone in the family will learn how nocturnal animals survive in darkness. Bring a flashlight for each person in your party so you can see more than 40 species of reptiles and amphibians.
Many of Reptiland’s animals become active only after dark and this is your chance to peek in on their lives.
Shows will be presented Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. In addition to modern-day animals you will also encounter over 10 dinosaurs including Brachiosaurus, Dilophosaurus spitter, Baryonyx, Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex as you and your family stroll down the prehistoric path.
R.B. Winter happenings
There’s still time this morning to head up to the R.B. Winter State Park to for a guided-fall foliage scenic mountain bike ride that starts at 10 a.m.
You can join the other riders as the group enjoys the sights, sounds and smells of autumn. Pre-registration is required so please call the park at 966-1455 to enroll.
If possible, bring along your own bike. The park does have a few bikes available as loaners.
All riders must wear a helmet while participating and please pack a lunch to enjoy on the trail. Dress appropriately for today’s changeable weather.
On Friday, you and your family members can participate in the colonial craft of candle making at the park. If you’ve always wanted to try to make your own candles, but haven’t had a chance to actually dip a candle, this will be a great opportunity to learn.
Dress for outdoor conditions and in old clothes that can get wax on them.
Pre-registration is required, so call the park staff to enroll.
“Upstream: Images of Susquehanna Waterways” is the name of the outdoors-oriented art exhibit at Faustina’s Gallery in Lewisburg that opens Friday and runs through Nov. 17.
There will a reception and time to meet the artists Friday from 6-9 p.m.
Alice Kelsey and Jeanne McKinney are the artists for a show of 30 paintings created in oils and watercolors.
You will undoubtedly recognize many of the scenes in the paintings from our valley’s great waterways. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit the Merrill Linn Land and Waterways Conservancy.
Speaking of the Merrill Linn Conservancy ...
I thought you might like to know about a course that a group of the good folks from the Conservancy are teaching as part of Bucknell’s Institute for Life-long Learning.
The course is titled: “How Green Is Our Valley? Conservation Issues In and Around the Susquehanna Valley” and it deals with topics as diverse as our natural history, putting conservation into practice and several field trips will be held throughout the course.
The six-week course is jam-packed with great presentations and hands-on learning. Unfortunately, the current class is full. Let’s hope that this success means that the course will be offered again.
To learn more about this institute please visit www.bucknell.edu/x50531.xml or the Linn Conservancy’s website at www.linnconservancy.org.
Eagle Arms Gun Show
Eagle Arms puts on one of the finest gun shows in the nation, and this weekend they will bring the show to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the show will be set in the fairgrounds’ Industrial and Educational Buildings. For more information call 610-398-2650. Sunday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cheri Heimbach of Baywings Falconry will present an hour-long program called “Raptors Live” in the Goose Grove Pavilion at PPL’s Montour Preserve near Washingtonville on Saturday.
Raptors, such as hawks, eagles and owls will be the focus of this program. They are fascinating birds and amazing hunters.
This will be a rare opportunity to see these impressive birds up close. For more information, call 437-3131.
“Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.”
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