Celebrate Spring with these Outdoor Events!
Beginner's Yoga Workshop
If youโ€™re interested in exploring the healing benefits of yoga, take advantage of a unique opportunity to get in touch with your mind, body, and mother nature through the upcoming Beginnerโ€™s Yoga workshop at the ForEvergreen Nature Preserve. 

Saturdays | April 10 - May 1
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
20% of proceeds donated to BCHC.
Freedom Flow Yoga Classes
A slow morning practice under the eagle's nest, inspired by the natural beauty of the preserve. Class will begin with moving mediation and deep stretch, then transition into a slow and mindful flow with a focus on intuitive movement and fluid transitions.

May 15th & 29th | June 12 & 26
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
registration opens soon

$17 per class, or pay using Boundless Yoga Studio card. (PHLT members can receive 10% off their purchase of a Boundless Yoga card during the months of May & June!)
Visit the Yoga on the Ridge website for details and more offerings!
Devils Hole Bioblitz April 24-25
PHLT is holding a bioblitz April 24-25 on three preserves on Devils Hole Rd. near Mt. Pocono (Fieldstone Farm, Yankee Run, and Kurmes Nature Preserves) totaling about 500 acres that comprise a variety of habitat types. There are two headwater creeks, a stretch of the upper Paradise Creek, vernal pools, wetland seeps, and mesic to dry rocky forest communities - a nice slice of what the Pocono Region has to offer naturalists!

People with identification skills (especially insects, fungi & mammals) are needed -
but anyone is welcome to join in on the fun!
  
COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
Oriole and its nest at ForEvergeen Nature Preserve
Photo credit: Barb Lewis 2020
Vernal Pools: A Lesson in Ecological Diversity
Have you heard? The familiar, soothing symphony of spring peepers has returned!
Vernal pools are an ecological gem. Filling up in spring with rain and snowmelt, the pools provide a critical environment (safe from the predators found in larger ponds) on which many species of amphibians and reptiles rely to lay their eggs. The young hatch and quickly mature, then take to dry land before the pools dry up each summer.

Vernal pools are teeming with vibrant, diverse life. Rememer to look, not touch!
Visit the vernal pool on PHLT's Kurmes Nature Preserve before it's gone!
Go Wild! Plant Natives this Gardening Season
Did you know? Many common landscaping plants are invasive!
When invasive plants are placed in your yard or garden, they spread easily into the wild, usually due to birds dispersing their seeds. Quick to invade, these plants threaten our ecosystems. Outcompeting native species, they reduce biodiversity, habitat and food sources for a cascade of other species (plants that would otherwise provide food for native herbivores, are replaced by plants our herbivores cannot eat - thus severing nature's food web).

Native plants are better at supporting diverse wildlife & pollinators, conserving water, stabilizing soil structure (look at those roots!), drawing greenhouse gasses out of the air - and they're often easier to maintain in your garden (while still providing beautiful scenic value!)

Don't be afraid to let critters snack on some foliage - native plants can withstand it.
Adjusting our mindset means we can spend less time worrying about garden pest problems, and more time enjoying the harmony of coexisting with nature.

Photo credit: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
How to get started?
AVOID these common invasive plants used in landscaping.


If you are interested in learning more about native plants, we recommend this book.

And don't forget to check out the Brodhead Watershed Association's annual native plant sale (10% discount if you are a member of BWA) while supplies last!
Volunteer to Protect Native Wildflowers ๐ŸŒธ
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Spring is in the air!
Help us pull invasive plants in the beautiful weather,
and discover where the wildflowers grow.

Sign up for a morning, an afternoon, or join us the whole day!
To view the complete Workday Schedule, please visit our website.

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Pomeroy Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 17th | 9:00 am โ€“ 12:00 pm
Location: Stroudsburg

Glen Run Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 17th | 1:00 pm โ€“ 4:00 pm
Location: Stroudsburg

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Learn Preserve
Thursday, April 22nd | 9:00 am โ€“ 12:00 pm
Location: Tannersville

Pocono Creek Nature Preserve
Thursday, April 22nd | 1:00 pm โ€“ 4:00 pm
Location: Tannersville

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Fieldstone Farm Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 1st | 9:00 am โ€“ 12:00 pm
Location: Cresco

Kurmes Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 1st | 1:00 pm โ€“ 4:00 pm
Location: Cresco

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Glen Run Nature Preserve
Tuesday, May 4th | 9:00 am โ€“ 12:00 pm
Location: Stroudsburg

Pomeroy Nature Preserve
Tuesday, May 4th | 1:00 pm โ€“ 4:00 pm
Location: Stroudsburg

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Pomeroy Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 15th | 9:00 am โ€“ 12:00 pm
Location: Stroudsburg

Glen Run Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 15th | 1:00 pm โ€“ 4:00 pm
Location: Stroudsburg

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Fieldstone Farm Nature Preserve
Thursday, May 20th | 9:00 am โ€“ 12:00 pm
Location: Cresco

Yankee Run Nature Preserve
Thursday, May 20th | 1:00 pm โ€“ 4:00 pm
Location: Cresco

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Pomeroy Nature Preserve
* Special planting event *
Exact date TBD (Thursday May 27- Sunday May 30)
9:00 am โ€“ 12:00 pm
Location: Stroudsburg

Help enhance pollinator habitat at this gorgeous nature preserve!
We will be planting plugs of native woodland and wetland wildflowers. 

The date of this event depends on when the plant materials ship and might not be confirmed until a few days before the event. Please sign up if you are interested, and we will notify you of the exact date as it approaches. We appreciate your flexibility!
Social distancing will be required for these events. Always bring a mask.
To ensure safe attendance capacities, please RSVP below:
Want to help out, but can't attend these events?
Sign up for our volunteer list and tell us about your interests!
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