The region enjoyed the first nice spring weekend and the weather ws spectauclar for the opening day of trout. However, don;t put away the winter coats and ice scrapers just yet. Winter will make another apperance Tuseday and the cold will linger for a day or so before the temperatures rebound some.
The warm weather did bring the leeks up and the spring peepers started their singing over the weekend, at least in this neighborhood.
Easter is right around the corner on April 20 and in the sky there will be a lunar ecpilse on April 14. However, the weather forecasts are calling for plenty of clouds and percipitation.
Earth Day will be on April 22. Hopefully, the weather improves since there are many outdoor acivities being planned.
On the Wild Side
The warm weather also brought many spring bulbs up such as the daffodils besides the healthy and flavorful leeks. According to some folklore, once the peepers begin to sing, we can expect three more snowfalls.
In another spring note, the honeybees and other native bees were out flying around for a few days. Both the groundhogs and the snapping turtles were all out and about as well.
It’s a good time of the year to get into the woods and search for sheds.
Crawford County Conservation District – Woodcock Creek Nature Center
• “Salamanders,” Wednesday, April 16, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Dr. Scott Wissinger, Allegheny College Biology Department, will have some live salamander friends with him at this fun, informative presentation.
• “Earthstravaganza!” Monday, April 21, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Live music by the Earthday Singers! Judy Acker, Audubon PA, Kathy Uglow, Crawford Conservation District, and volunteers from the Crawford Senior Environmental Corps, will offer activities, crafts and snacks. Celebrate Earth Day a day early with us.
The Crawford County Conservation District’s 35th Annual Tree Sale Distribution is on Friday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Crawford County Fairgrounds Home Show Building #1. For more information call Laura Dengler at 814-763-5269. All orders are due by Friday, April 4, 2014.
ALL Woodcock Creek Nature Center events require pre-registration. The programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified. Call Kathy Uglow at 814-763-5269 to register or for more information. Event information is also available at http://www.crawfordconservation.com. All children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Please let us know if you require special accommodatios.
Earth Day Clean-up, April 22 at 6p.m., meet at shelter #3 near the dam and dress for the weather. Persons wiyth kayaks or canoes are asked to bring them to help clean the derbis on Ackerman Islands, others will clean the shoreline. Please call the Park Office to register the ptoper amount of supplies can be on hand, 724-932-3149.
Crawford County Pomona Grange
CRAWFORD COUNTY POMONA GRANGE
TO RECOGNIZE KOREAN WAR VETERANS
At the 2012 National Grange Convention, passed a resolution to designate one group of Veterans to be recognized each year. World War II Veterans were recognized during 2013 and the Veterans to be recognized during 2014 are Korean War Veterans.
A program is being planned for this recognition on Saturday, November 1st from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Atlantic Grange which meets at the I.O.O.F. Hall in Atlantic. The program will be open to the public and all Veterans. The hall is handicapped accessible. Light refreshments will conclude the recognition.
Names and addresses of Korean War Veterans are requested from the public so that the names may be submitted to The National Grange for preparation of certificates. Anyone with names of Veterans from Crawford County is asked to contact Pomona Lecturer Susan Tau by August 31st in order to compile a listing and notify Veterans of the recognition. Notification may be sent to 14687 West Road, Saegertown, PA 16433 or by phoning 814-763-4831.