Muncy Locals May 4, 2016
May is known to be a great month for birding and the Lycoming Audubon Society reports that this is a splendid area for sighting migrating birds. Try to keep your binoculars or camera phone nearby because they said you will never know when a colorful bird will show up. I have seen them and they move quickly. I just saw one I’ve never seen before in my driveway this morning eating worms left by the early morning storm. By the time I even turned around to get my camera, he was gone. The secret is to put a feeder close to your window.
A nice walk was held Saturday morning at Glacier Pools Preserve near Huntersville where some of these types of birds can be seen and were pointed out by land owners Michael and Rickie Gross and Carey Entz from the Lycoming County Conservation District. If you missed it, another presentation and a geology walk is planned for Saturday, May 21. A tour will be led by David Brown who is a local birder and photographer and Vice President of the Lycoming Audubon Society. The tour will begin around 8:30 a.m. For directions and more information you can call David at 570-772-9262 or visit www.glacierpoolspreserve.com
This Saturday is the National Take-Back Initiative sponsored by DEA. At this time, they highly encourage us to clean out our medicine cabinets and safely dispose any leftover medications we no longer need. Take them to the Muncy Borough office or your pharmacy for proper disposal instead of throwing them into the trash can where they can easily get into the wrong hands or become an environmental hazard.
I hope all the mothers and grandmothers enjoy their Mother’s Day this Sunday. I will be visiting my wonderful daughter in Wisconsin. She and her husband who works for Springs were transferred there after the company left Montgomery, PA and moved to the corporate office in Madison.
Sat. May 7 help pack meals hosted by Experience Missions at First United Methodist Church in Muncy, 200 volunteers are needed to pack 40,000 meals from 1 to 3 p.m. Food will be sent to refugees in Middle East and Africa.
Sun., May 8, Slifer House Museum will sponsor a play about the women’s rights movement at 1 p.m. on Mother’s Day at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market St., Lewisburg. Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will perform the play, “Finding Our Voices: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, the Friendship that Fueled the Women’s Rights Movement”. The play includes use of clever narratives, props and audience participation to tell the world-changing story of two women’s efforts to pass the 19th amendment, securing women’s right to vote. The event will take place on Mother’s Day and is free of charge, thanks to the support of a generous grant from the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of Arts, Inc.
Weds. May 11, a discussion on loneliness, a public health problem at the Meck Senior Health Center at 11:25 a.m., 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy.
Sat. May 14, Spring Migration Count at Montour Preserve, 9-11 a.m. Meet in Environmental Education Center. This is typically a time when many species of birds are migrating into and through Pennsylvania. Each year many volunteers across the state spend part or all of their day counting birds. Join naturalist, Jon D. Beam on a bird walk that will add to the growing database of information of spring migrant birds. Dress for the weather and time outdoors.
Sat. May 14 e-cycle event with the Muncy Rotary from 10 to 2, Muncy Bank parking lot, Water St., Muncy. Will not accept refrigerant or appliances.
Mon. May 16 Kids Construction Club (Legos) at the Muncy Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m., ages 5 and up.
Tues. May 17 Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village will host a wine-and-cheese open house from 1 to 4 p.m.
The event will preview newly renovated homes on the senior living campus, 189 E. Tressler Blvd. To RSVP, people should contact Gretchen Nash of the village staff at (570) 523-4285.