DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, May 8

Friends of Kings Gap Plant Sale - Online!

This year’s annual plant sale will again be online. You can order your plants by May 10. Pick-up will be held on Saturday, May 15, from 11:00 A.M. -...

Self Guided - StoryWalk®: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalk® at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self Guided: State Parks Bioblitz Competition

Join us for the month of May as we discover the diversity of wildlife in our State Parks! Visit any one of our participating parks from May 1 - May 31 and...

Self Guided: State Parks Bioblitz Competition

Self Guided: State Parks Bioblitz Competition Join us for the month of May as we discover the diversity of wildlife in our State Parks! Visit any one of our...

Self-guided StoryWalk

Come on out for a family-friendly and self-guided story and a walk at the Nature Discovery Area. Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat will be out from...

State Parks Bio Blitz

Join us for the month of May as we discover the diversity of wildlife in our State Parks! Visit any one of participating parks from May 1st- May 31st and...

State Parks Bio Blitz

Join us for the month of May as we discover the diversity of wildlife in our State Parks! Visit any one of participating parks from May 1st- May 31st and...

State Parks: Self-Guided BioBlitz

Join us for the month of May as we discover the diversity of wildlife in our State Parks! Visit any one of participating parks from May 1st- May 31st and...

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See?

The library has removed this due to continued vandalism. Please stay tuned for more information about temporary story strolls. If you or someone you know...

Self-Guided Spring Wildflower Walkabout

Wildflowers have been admired for their beauty and usefulness as foods and medicines for many generations. Every wildflower, from the elegant lady’s slipper...

Self-Guided: State Park Bio Blitz

Join us for the month of May as we discover the diversity of wildlife in our State Parks! Visit any one of participating parks from May 1st- May 31st and...

Self-Guided: State Park Bio Blitz

Join us for the month of May as we discover the diversity of wildlife in our State Parks! Visit any one of participating parks from May 1st- May 31st and...

Self-Guided: State Park Bio Blitz

Join us for the month of May as we discover the diversity of wildlife in our State Parks! Visit any one of participating parks from May 1st- May 31st and...

International Migratory Bird Day

Bring your binoculars and join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a fun morning hike to search for spring migrants along back trails. Beginners and families are...

Avian Gems of Jacobsburg

Join us on a two-hour search for spring migrants passing through the area and returning summer breeding birds of Jacobsburg! Be prepared for a moderate hike...

SELF-GUIDED NATURE WALK - Discover Double Run Nature Trail.

Follow a woodland trail and discover the rich biodiversity found in a northern hardwoods forest. An interpretive brochure will guide you along the trail to...

Saturday Morning Birding Series

Saturday Morning Birding Walks at Hills Creek Saturdays in April and May All 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Meet at the Hills Creek State Park Office prior to 8am...

Saturday Morning Birdwatching

Spring is here and so are the birds! Join us every Saturday for the month of May for a stroll around the park watching and identifying a our feathered...

Story Walk --- Mother's Day Weekend

Families and their children are invited to participate in a self-guided Story Walk for the duration of Mother's Day Weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). ...

Birdwatching Basics

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with us! Join us for a leisurely walk to celebrate the return of migratory birds. Learn to identify birds by sight,...

Bygone Town of Ricketts Tour

Discover where the lumber town of Ricketts used to stand and learn some history along the way! Good boots are recommended for walking. Please bring your...

Constance Ranson Native Plant Sale

Join us for our annual Native Plant Sale. It will be held at the Sugarloaf Sledding Area (950 Sugarloaf Road). We will have perennials ($6) and trees and...

Garlic Mustard, invasive plant

Forbes State Forest is seeking volunteers to help pull invasive garlic mustard to help promote the growth of native wild plants in the Linn Run Valley....

Virtual:  Spring Wildflowers At Black Moshannon

Find out how to id some of the species of spring wildflowers found at Black Moshannon State Park, then make a dandelion with yarn and fuzzy sticks. We will...

Both Sessions are Full: Eagle Watch

Join the park educator with special guests; Bill Vargo and Jason Lee to locate, view, and photograph the national bird of the United States of America, the...

Whitetail Deer

Join the park naturalist for a look at the natural history of one of the most sought after game species in Pennsylvania, the whitetail deer. Other topics...

Archery for Kids

Ages 12-15. Young people with little or no archery experience are invited to come out and try the sport. More information given upon...

Butterfly Garden Planting

We’re starting with a fresh slate in the Nature Discovery Area’s butterfly garden. Help our staff plant a variety of native wildflower species to fill out...

Mother’s Day Weekend Bike Hike

Does your family enjoy a good old fashioned bike ride? Join the park naturalist and enjoy a lovely mid-day bike ride along the historic Delaware Canal!...

Vernal Pool Hike

What is a vernal pool? Only the most fascinating wetland on our planet! Join us to explore a vernal pool and search for Wood Frog and Spotted Salamander egg...

Virtual PA Biodiversity Workshop for Educators

Presque Isle State Park is offering a Virtual Professional Development opportunity for formal and non-formal educators of children from Pre-K through...

Whitetail Deer

Join the park naturalist for a look at the natural history of one of the most sought after game species in Pennsylvania, the whitetail deer. Other topics...

Wildflower Walk

Join park staff for an easy walk around the park to look for plants that are in bloom. We will be making note of which plant species are already blooming,...

Archery for Adults-Beginners only

Adults with little or no archery experience are invited to learn the basics and shoot at a target. More information given upon registration. Registration is...

Garlic Mustard Pull

Garlic Mustard is a highly invasive plant that can be found throughout most of Pennsylvania. Chances are, you have seen this invader in your own back yard. ...

Hike Like a Fish

Come explore all the streams and ponds of Nolde Forest on this exhaustive 5 to 6 mile long hike. As we walk, we can learn about the watershed and the fish...

Hike through History

Join local historian Andre Weltman for a strenuous 4-mile hike to see some of the hidden history of the park and surrounding Michaux State Forest. This hike...

Star Mill Trail Hike

Explore the Star Mill Trail, while discovering the interesting history of Black Moshannon State Park. This is a 2-mile, mostly flat trail with some rocks on...

Both Sessions are Full: Eagle Watch

Join the park educator with special guests; Bill Vargo and Jason Lee to locate, view, and photograph the national bird of the United States of America, the...

Whitetail Deer

Join the park naturalist for a look at the natural history of one of the most sought after game species in Pennsylvania, the whitetail deer. Other topics...

Virtual - Bird-Window Collision Prevention

This program will be hosted online. Our windows are killing birds. Annually up to one billion birds die from colliding with windows. Learn why it’s not big...

Virtual Nest Box Basics

Participants will pick up a free bird house kit (one per family, please) at Nescopeck State Park to build on their own at home and then join staff virtually...

Whitetail Deer

Join the park naturalist for a look at the natural history of one of the most sought after game species in Pennsylvania, the whitetail deer. Other topics...

Canceled:  Virtual Vultures

This program has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a future date.

Wildflower Walk

Join park staff for an easy walk around the park to look for plants that are in bloom. We will be making note of which plant species are already blooming,...

Evening Wildflower Walk

Spring has finally arrived and with it the long anticipated and spectacular spring wildflowers. Join park educator for a guided tour of these short-lived...

Wildflower Walk

Join park staff for an easy walk around the park to look for plants that are in bloom. We will be making note of which plant species are already blooming,...

Bald Eagles in Greenwood Furnace

A few weeks ago, a pair of Bald Eagles have been seen in the park. They appear to be establishing a territory and future nesting site. The Park will be...

Experience a Spring Night - Adults-Only Program

Adults-Only Program (18+): Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Join us to...

Beware of Bears: Amphitheater

Beware of Bears: Amphitheater Learn about bears in Pennsylvania. How can you avoid attracting them? Check out the skull and fur of a bear. Day use...

Nightscape Photo Workshop

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

Night Hike

Venture with us along the dark trails to hear or maybe see the nightlife within Raccoon Creek State Park. Along the way, you will learn about owls, bats,...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Around the World in 80 Minutes

In the United States the Greek Constellations and their associated mythological stories are the most well-known. However, for thousands of years humans of...

Saturday, May 8