‘Neighborhood Tours’ coming to wild spaces around Wellsboro

‘Neighborhood Tours’ coming to wild spaces around WellsboroBlending into its surroundings is a "Sora," a relatively rare species of marsh bird. It can reliably be found in the springtime at The Muck foraging for seeds, insects, and snails as it makes its way through the thick marsh vegetation on foot. Photo credit: Rich Hanlon.

How well do you know the wild animals and plants that live near you? Rich Hanlon, outdoor enthusiast, founder of the Best Life Community Network website, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro and member of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society, will be leading small groups on “Neighborhood Tours” this spring and summer.

Those who would like to find out more are invited to visit www.bestlife.community, look for “Contact Rich to schedule a Neighborhood Tour near you” and fill in your name, email address and message. 

In celebration of Wellsboro Borough recently being named a “Bird Town” under National Audubon Society guidelines, Hanlon is already planning a couple of Neighborhood Tours of The Muck during the month of May. The Muck, three miles north of Wellsboro, is designated as an important Bird Area. Groups of five to ten people will go on each tour. Registrants will have the opportunity to choose the date and time that work best for them. 

To register for a Neighborhood Tour, contact Rich Hanlon at (412) 992-6648, RHanlon@susumc.org, or leave him a message at www.bestlife.community.

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