Outdoor notices: April 8, 2019 | TribLIVE.com
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• Forbes State Forest is holding its second annual public workshop on the habitat of the American Woodcock at 6 p.m. Thursday. Attendees will be shown a presentation on the recent management efforts to benefit the Woodcock before embarking on a short tour of the managed sites in hopes of catching a glimpse of the bird in its full courtship mode. Email [email protected] or call 724-259-2201.

• Evergreen Conservancy is holding a Coyotes in Pennsylvania program at 7 p.m. Friday at Blue Spruce Lodge. Coyote sightings are popping up more frequently in Indiana County, and this free program will seek to educate its participants on the canine and its presence in the area. The program will be feature Patrick Snickles, the state game warden supervisor in the Southwest Region of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, as the presenter. In addition to being free, this program will be open to the public.

• Forbes State Forest is offering a Geocaching Egg Hunt event at 6 p.m. Friday. Geocaching is a technological scavenger hunt that uses GPS to locate hidden surprises in the forest. This program is suitable for children age 8 and above. Registration is required. Email [email protected] or call 724-259-2201.

• Venture Outdoors is organizing a Fly Fishing: Intro event from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 13 at Ohiopyle State Park. Learn the basics of rods, reels, line, tippets, knots and flies, and receive hands-on practice in fly fishing techniques. Loaner rods and reels will be available. PA Fishing License requirements apply for individuals ages 16 and up. Registration is required. Email [email protected] or call 412-255-0564.

• There will be a nature walk from 4-5 p.m. April 14 in Riverview Park in Pittsburgh. The hike will be about 1.5 miles. No RSVP is required. Email [email protected] or call 412-377-6290.

• Jennings Environmental Education Center is holding a Spring Wonder Walk from 10-11:30 a.m. April 19. Join in for some family-friendly, free wheeling discovery along the park’s trails, led by Jennings’ staff. Email [email protected] or call 724-794-6011.

• A forest naturalist will lead a full moon hike at 9 p.m. April 19 at Forbes State Forest. Registration is required. Email [email protected] or call 724-259-2201.

• There will be a full moon hike at Riverview Park in Pittsburgh on April 19. Registration is required. Email [email protected] or call 412-377-6290.

• Prince Gallitzin State Park is offering its Easter Egg Hunt from 1-3 p.m. April 20. The annual event features thousands of hidden Easter eggs for the children’s hunt, in addition to a visit from the Easter bunny and gift baskets for a handful of lucky participants. Email [email protected] or call 814-674-1000.

• Forbes State Forest is hosting a sunrise strol at 7 a.m. April 20. Registration is required. Email [email protected] or call 724-259-2201.

• Three Rivers Birding Club is holding an outing at 8:30 a.m. April 27 at Frick Park. The outing will be led by Jack and Sue Solomon. Participants will explore the park in hopes of seeing plenty of warblers. For questions, call the Solomons at 412-521-3365.

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