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According to staff reports

The Little Buffalo State Park Resort will host a number of in-person events in April.

In-person programs for this month include:

April 2: 10:00-11:30 a.m. — Bird Watching: Spring has arrived and more and more birds are returning to Little Buffalo! Join us for a birding walk over easy terrain and learn how to get involved in bird studies through the use of eBird. Meet at the pavilion 1 and 2 parking lot – will determine the trail when we meet.

April 2: 1:00-2:30 p.m. — Tree Identification Walk: After birding, stop after lunch for a tree identification walk! Another short and easy walk, we will learn to identify winter trees and study some emerging buds and flowers. Meet at the parking lot of pavilions 1 and 2.

April 3: 7:30 p.m. — Woodcock monitoring: Come to the park at nightfall to observe the elusive woodcock and listen to the cries of nocturnal wildlife! There’s a lot to see this time of year, and the woodcock’s sky dance is one of the most entertaining for those who can witness it. Intersection of Swimming Pool Road and Little Buffalo Road.

April 8: 10 am — Introduction to fishing: if you’ve never fished before or lack confidence in the technique, come along and we’ll help you get started! Holman Lake – main launch, fishing pier.

April 16: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Volunteer Day: Spring cleaning time has arrived! We will organize volunteer activities throughout the day, but mainly from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you are able to go out at any time of the day, let us know by registering. Please register by emailing [email protected]

April 21: Time to be determined — Training of volunteers for woodcock surveys: we would like to know how many woodcocks are present in our parks! Help us monitor these birds and find more bird surveys coming up this spring to get involved. Please register for the meeting place by emailing [email protected]

April 23: 10am-2pm — Earth Day at Clarks Ferry Tavern: Join us for Perry County’s first-ever Earth Day celebration! Enjoy great food, a silent auction and various educational exhibits as we celebrate Earth Day. Address: Clarks Tavern, 603 N Market St, Duncannon, PA 17020. Off-site parking – look for signs.

According to a DCNR of Pennsylvania press release, the department is asking those wishing to attend the programs to pay attention to the weather forecast. If there is a lot of snow or ice, programs may be cancelled.

If interested individuals require special accommodations for programs, or if individuals have questions or concerns, email [email protected] prior to the program.

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