Outdoors notices: Feb. 10
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• Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania will lead a night hike that concludes with a campfire from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at its Succop property in Butler County. The guided walk costs $6 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Call 412-963-6100.
• Jennings Environmental Education Center in Butler County will have a winter tree identification hike from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 23. The 90-minute walk will involve learning how to identify trees when there are no leaves out. The program is free. Call 724-794-6011.
• Venture Outdoors will lead a Mountain Pie Ramble hike from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at Riverview Park in Allegheny County. Families are welcome, and all supplies for making savory and sweet mountain pies will be provided. Cost is $5 for members and children, $8 for everyone else. Call 412-255-0564.
• Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania will have a program on Making Fire in Extreme Weather from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at its Succop property in Butler County. Participants will learn to find fuel and light a fire without using paper or matches. The program is open to those of all ages, at a cost of $6 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Call 412-963-6100.
• Ohiopyle State Park in Fayette County will have a volunteer trail day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1. Volunteers will do trail maintenance. Please dress appropriately and bring lunch. Call 724-329-0986.
• Venture Outdoors will have a Campfire Building For Kids” program from 1 to 3 p.m. March 1 at Riverview Park in Allegheny County. Participants will learn to collect materials, place a campfire and build it. Cost is $5 for kids, $8 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Call 412-255-0564.
• Todd Bird Club will lead outings to Yellow Creek State Park in Indiana County on Feb. 18 and 25. Meet at 8 a.m. each day at the park office.
• Pymatuning State Park in Crawford County will have an owl prowl from 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 20. Participants will meet at the park's environmental classroom and drive the park listening for owls, then walking to look for them. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. Preregister by calling 724-932-3142.
• Raccoon Creek State Park in Beaver County will have a nighttime ice fishing program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Participants won't need a license, and all equipment and bait will be provided. The program will cover the basics of the sport, as well as safety. Space for the free program is limited and due by Wednesday by calling 724-899-3611 or emailing email@example.com.
• Western Pennsylvania Orienteering Club will host its fifth annual Raccoongaine at 10 a.m. March 23 at Raccoon Creek State Park in Beaver County. The event is a wilderness land navigation orienteering challenge. Competition will be in up to nine classes based on age and gender. Unlike in a typical orienteering event, which requires contestants to go to checkpoints in a defined order, this event is more like a scavenger hunt. Competitors will be able to seek out 50 checkpoints in whatever order they prefer, within a time limit. Call Jim Wolfe at 814-255-6606.
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