DALLAS — The Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society announces the following winter events:
• Open Mic Night: Have you caught an interesting bird or animal on film? Do you have a favorite poem about nature? Bring your poems, photos, short videos, slides, or anything else you would like to share with the group. Our meetings are open to the general public. Trinity Presbyterian Church, Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Jan. 18. Free. For information call Craig Yarrish at 570-479-0400.
• Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area: Join Bob Wasilewski as he leads a bird walk through the Kirby Park Natural area. Meet at the parking lot by the Nesbitt Park boat launch. Lot access is accessed via First Avenue, across the street from the Subaru dealership on Pierce Street, Kingston. 8 a.m. Jan. 24, Feb. 28 and March 27. Free. For information contact Bob Wasilewski at 570-371-3951.
• Hydroponics: Bill Banta and Amanda Rowlands Banta, owners of Rowlands Pennsylvania Produce, have been operating greenhouses for over 20 years. In 2012 they saw a need and started growing chemical and pesticide free lettuce hydroponically. It is their goal to bring the local community the highest quality produce. They now grow up to 9,000 heads of organic, hydroponically grown lettuce in their 5,700 square foot greenhouse that they sell to grocery store chains, gourmet green grocers, and restaurants. Join us to hear Bill explain about their hydroponic lettuce growing enterprise, how hydroponics works, and why their organic lettuce is so good and so good for you. Trinity Presbyterian Church, Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Free.
And, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the Rowlands Pennsylvania Produce greenhouses on Feb. 20. Contact Sandy at 570-639-5785 for more information or to register.
• Middle Creek Tour: Travel to this Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Management Area on the border of Lebanon and Lancaster counties for the unforgettable experience of seeing and hearing thousands of snow geese and tundra swans along with waterfowl, songbirds, and raptors. Bring binoculars, water, lunch and snacks. Most birding is done roadside, and indoor facilities are available in the visitor center. The trip leaves from the Blackman Street Park & Ride in Wilkes-Barre March 6 at 7:30 a.m. or at 8 a.m. at Perkins Restaurant in West Hazleton on Route 93 near the I-81 interchange. Contributions to defray fuel costs are appreciated. Contact Eleanor Harding at 570-443-7791.
• GWVAS Meeting: Trinity Presbyterian Church, Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. March 21.
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