Creek & Canyon Wildlife Tours

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Last Date: November 02, 2019 09:00 AM

Rich Hanlon is leading five Creek and Canyon Wildlife Tours to explore the beauty and wonder of the wildlife and wild spaces in the Wellsboro area while taking time to reflect on the wisdom of Jesus as well as American nature writers such as Aldo Leopold, John Muir and Rachel Carson. Two of the tours are handicapped accessible. Hanlon is an outdoor enthusiast, member of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro and founder of the BestLife Community blog.

The first tour is the Barbour Rock-West Rim-Bear Run Loop on Monday, Sept. 23. Participants will gather at 7am at the Barbour Rock Trailhead parking lot and hike about 3.5 miles on easy terrain that includes vistas overlooking Pine Creek and the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Among the wildlife that may be seen are hawks, eagles, vultures and migrating warblers.

On Saturday, Oct. 5 participants will gather at 9:30am at the handicapped accessible Leonard Harrison State Park Overlook to enjoy the autumn leaves and to see eagles, hawks, crows, ravens and vultures cruising over Pine Creek and the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.

At 4pm on Saturday, Oct. 19 gather at the Hills Creek State Park office at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901 to go on an hour-and-a-half hike on the four-mile Lake Loop Trail and see an assortment of ducks, geese and maybe an eagle and a red-breasted nuthatch.

On Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4pm gather at the handicapped accessible Ives Run Recreation Area parking lot at the big boat launch directly adjacent to the campground to watch ducks, geese and eagles flying and swimming on Hammond Lake.

The last tour will be the Barbour Rock-West Rim-Bear Run Loop on Saturday, Nov. 2. Participants will gather at 9am at the Barbour Rock Trailhead parking lot and hike about 3.5 miles on easy terrain that includes vistas overlooking Pine Creek and the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Wildlife that may be seen include hawks, eagles, vultures and migrating warblers. To go on one or all of the upcoming tours or for more information, .email Hanlon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 1-412-992-6648, or leave him a message at www.bestlife.community.

 

 

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  • November 02, 2019 09:00 AM
  • October 26, 2019 04:00 PM
  • October 19, 2019 04:00 PM
  • October 05, 2019 09:30 AM
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