AUSTIN – The Sinnemahoning State Park has announced the following programs for Friday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 26.
Friday, Aug. 24
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Join the park naturalist at the Dam Overlook Parking Area for an informative presentation on Pennsylvania’s resident bat species. The program will include a short walk to view and count bats as they exit the park’s bat boxes for their nightly forays and to listen to their echolocation calls through the use of a bat detector. This program also includes information on White Nose Syndrome, a disease that threatens to decimate these important and beneficial insectivores. Please dress appropriately for the field and cool evening temperatures.
Sunday, Aug. 26
Walk with the Naturalist
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Meet the park naturalist at the Wildlife Center for a nature walk that is designed by you. Bring your questions, and select the subjects and areas of the park you would like to cover. A limited number of binoculars and field guides will be available for use. Please dress for the outdoors, including sturdy shoes. Insect repellent and sunscreen are recommended. For more information on this or other park programs, contact the park office at 814-647-8401.