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83 YEARS OF PUBLICATION

April 5, 2014

29 issues published annually with a controlled complimentary distribution through resorts, hotels, motels, cottage colonies, information centers & travel bureaus, places of interest, realtors, and developers.

Cover Photo: A A Outfitters

Edwin R. Miller, II Publisher

Fish On! ...........................................................................................................6

Aimee L. Kohler

Curious about Coyotes?.............................................................................10

Editor

MCHA’s Victorian Tea and Luncheon.......................................................11 Behold Boulder Field!..................................................................................13

Aaron G. Imbt

Spring Thaw Ice and Wine Festival...........................................................14

Art Director & Webmaster

WCBA Home and Garden Festival............................................................24

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Shawnee Playhouse presents spring shows.........................................14

P.O. Box 8, Pocono Pines, PA 18350 P: 570 646-2121 F: 570 646-4528

Spring birding programs.............................................................................30

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Tips for attracting songbirds.....................................................................31

COMING EVENTs..................... 4

POCONO MAP....................... 16

Copyright © 2014

DINING................................. 24

Points oF Interest.............. 22

Edwin R. Miller, II Publisher

ENTERTAINMENT.................... 14

Professionals & Services.... 28

Galleries & Museums........... 15

Shopping............................. 8

Lodging.............................. 27

SPORTS................................ 18

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pre-registration is suggested. Call for more information. Saturday, April 5: The Art of Fish Prints, Nescopeck State Park, Honey Hole Road, Drums, (570) 403-2006. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. What’s a fish print? Head to Nescopeck State Park to find out! Park staff will have a variety of free activities available in the park office to accompany the PA Fish & Boat Commission’s Mentored Youth Fishing Day taking place at Lake Frances. Free loaner poles and tackle will also be available to borrow. Participants will need to supply their own bait. To participate in youth fishing day, youth anglers must possess a free Mentored Youth fishing permit and be accompanied by a licensed adult. For more information on Mentored Youth Fishing Day, visit www.GoneFishingPa.com. Saturday, April 5: Spring Waterfalls Hike, Pocono Environmental Education Center (Continued on Page 7)

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  Gather your friends, family and fishing poles and head for the Pocono waterways! The 2014 Pennsylvania Trout Fishing Season officially begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12!   The Pocono Mountains Region of Pennsylvania is widely is known as a top destination for coldwater fishing. Healthy populations of rainbow, brook and brown trout flourish in local waters, and abundant public fishing holes are easily accessible by car or scenic hike.   Through Labor Day weekend, licensed anglers can catch and keep up to five fish per creel from Pennsylvania’s inland waters; trout must measure at least seven inches in length to be kept. In the Commonwealth, anglers age 16 and older are required to possess a valid fishing license and trout stamp. One, three, and seven-day fishing licenses are available for Pennsylvania visitors.   Fishing licenses, bait and equipment can be found at many locally owned shops across the Poconos. Woehrle’s Bait Shop in Mount Pocono offers an outstanding selection of live bait for all seasons. Established in 1975, the family-owned shop is fully stocked with freshwater bait, and open seven days a week for customer convenience. Products are offered in any quantity, with oxygen bagging available for long trips. Call ahead with bulk orders, or stop in to browse the selection. Visit www.woehrlesbaitshop.com or call (570) 839-7338 to learn more.   In Hamlin, Hunter’s Gallery houses an array of sports equipment, apparel and accessories to satisfy the beginner and veteran fisherman alike. From hooks and bobbers to oars and motors, this ready retailer offers everything you need to have successful a day on the water. Find rods, reels, creels, lures, waders, vests and nets; pick up plastic, custom or live bait; and purchase your license on site! Hunter’s Gallery also carries marine and boating accessories including anchors, life jackets, motors and fishfinders that will help your put more fish on your stringer! Call (570) 689-7898 or visit www. huntersgallery.com for information.   Stop by Blakeslee Sport Shop for fishing supplies and second-to-none service! Celebrating its 40th year in business, this family-owned sport shop sells rods, reels, licenses and tackle as well as live bait and the largest selection of locally tied flies in the Poconos. Enjoy extended hours on Fisherman’s Eve and Opening Day! Blakeslee Sport Shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 11 and from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. Stop in or call (570) 646-2670 for details.   For more information about how you can gear up for trout season, see the SPORTS section on page 18 of this magazine.   Trout fishing rules and regulations are available through the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission at www.fish.state.pa.us.


7 (Continued from Page 4) (PEEC), Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec. org. 1 to 3 p.m. All are welcome to join the fun and set out in search of splendid springtime sights. Van transportation is available by reservation. Participants should dress in warm layers, wear sturdy footwear and bring a camera. Admission is $12 per person. For reservations and additional information, call (570) 828-2319.

Saturday, April 5: Eggs, Rabbits and Trees: A PennsylvaniaGerman Easter, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. This interactive program explores the roots of modern American Easter. Learn how to dye eggs the old-fashioned way, make and eat a fastnacht and more! Admission is $7 or $5 for members. Seating is limited. Call to reserve a spot.

are back and singing at the park! Don’t miss seeing - and hearing these incredible birds take to the sky in what Aldo Leopold referred to as the “Sky Dance.� This free program takes place both inside and outdoors; participants are advised to dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required. Call for details. Saturday, April 5: Hawley Public Library’s Annual Booklovers’ Ball, Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center, on Lake Wallenpaupack, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 2264620. 6 p.m. Enjoy a cash bar, international buffet, and music by Jeannette Hinton of JAM Music Productions. Tickets are $45 per person or $75 per couple. Call for reservations.

Saturday, April 5: Curious about Coyotes, PPL’s Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, PPL Drive, Hawley, (570) 253-7001, pplpreserves@pplweb.com. 2 p.m. This free public program is all about coyotes! Appropriate for all ages. Pre-registration is not necessary. Call for information.

Saturday, April 5: Art Opening: Linda Kreckel, Joan Rohn and Joan Sayer - Painters “Nature’s Treasures,� Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www. mcconservation.org. Three local Pennsylvania artists translate their love of nature in watercolor and mixed media. Their paintings show unique interpretations and images of the treasures that nature offers. Opening Reception: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 5: Tumblin’ Timberdoodles, Nescopeck State Park, Honey Hole Road, Drums, (570) 403-2006. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The American Woodcocks

Sunday, April 6: Model Train Show and Sale, The Hawley Fire House, Columbus Avenue, Hawley, (570) 226-3206, hawleyfd@ptd.net. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $3;

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children 12 and under enter free with paying adult. Proceeds benefit the firehouse. Tuesday, April 8: Jazz Improvisation, PoconoArts Cultural Center, Seventh Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 4764460, carolyn@poconoarts. org. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Explore the spontaneous creation of music through methods and devices employed by generations of jazz masters. Practical music theory includes how to apply scales, chords and rhythm as well as dynamics, articulation and phrasing to compose new music. All instruments and skill levels welcome. Tuition: $20/$30 for adult members and non-members; $15/$20 for seniors. Call to register. Tuesday, April 8: Camouflage and Mimicry, Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township, (570) 842-1506, www.lackawanna. edu/EnvironmentalEducation. (Continued on Page 12)

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american-candle.com. “More than just great candles”—candy, women’s accessories, jewelry, collectibles, home décor, gifts and more! Backroads Antiques, 3424 Rt. 715, Henryville, (570) 872-9990, backroadsantiquespa.com. “From the rare to the collectable, from primitive furniture to vintage glassware and everything inbetween, uncover and discover what you think is extinct!” Bliss Beauty + Body Co., 6162 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco, (570) 839-0620, blissbeautyandbody. com. A full-service salon and spa. On-site spa boutique. Closet Cases Consignment Boutique, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 262-9092, closetcases.net. High-end consignment boutique offering fine women’s apparel, accessories and artisan creations. Cooks Tour, Route 390, Mountainhome, (570) 595-0370, cookstournepa.com. Wide selection of popular cookware and unique kitchen gadgets. Country Junction, 6565 Interchange Road (Route 209), Lehighton, (610) 377-5050, countryjunction.com. “World’s Largest General Store.” Home and garden accents, giftware, wines, antiques, pet supplies, seasonal goods and novelties. Country Kettle, Business Route 209, Marshalls Creek, (570) 4218970, country-kettle.com. A sweet Pocono shopping destination housing 250 barrels of candy plus fine collectibles, home décor, jewelry and more! Daley Chocolates & Supplies, Route 940, Pocono Summit, (570) 839-1092, daleychocolates@yahoo. com. The “Sweetest Spot in the Poconos!” Gourmet chocolate, candies, gift baskets and more! Dutch’s Shur Save, 1564 Route 507, Greentown, (570) 676-3373. A complete supermarket with convenience, variety and great service. The Glass Hat Antiques, Route 191 in Hamlin, (570) 689-4060, wpsada. com. Featuring two floors filled with glassware, antique oak and country furniture, collectibles, estate jewelry, pottery, kitchenware, Depression


9 glass and more. Open daily. Holley Ross Pottery, Route 191, La Anna, (570) 676-3248, holleyross. com. Pottery showroom, gift shop and studio producing original works including Weeping Gold Pottery. Large selections of Fiestaware, Polish Pottery and Romertopf Healthy Bakeware at great prices. House of Candles, Route 715, Henryville, (570) 629-1953, houseofcandles.com. See candles made at the Oldest Candle Shop of the Poconos! Selections include votives, jar candles, pillars and carved candles. Closed Sundays. Stop in and dip your own wax hand! Hutton Metalcrafts, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 972-6331, copperlamps.com. Unique handcrafted metal works, copper lanterns and sculptures, fine pewter Christmas ornaments. Oil paintings on glass. Kristina’s Creations, Pocono Peddlers Village, Route 611, Tannersville, (570) 369-5335. Wildlife collections, stained glass,

candle holders and incense burners, wood carvings, local artwork and custom tie-dye. Michael’s Flooring, Window, Kitchen & Bath Center, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 646-1502, michcarp.com. One-stop shop for home improvements. Flooring, kitchen and bath remodeling, window coverings and more. Custom installation and free estimates.

946-4672, mohegansunpocono. com. A must-visit Pocono destination offering great shopping, dining and entertainment. Specialty shops include Ruby Blue, Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop (Continued on Page 10)

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and Marshall Rousso. Mountain View Vineyard and Winery, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 619-0053, mountainviewvineyard.com. Familyowned and operated boutique winery offering distinctive wine tastings, unique gift items and seasonal tours of the picturesque mountainside vineyard and new Mountain View Distillery. Ages 21+ only. Pocono Bazaar Flea Market, Route 209, Marshalls Creek, (570) 223-8640, poconobazaar.com. Hundreds of vendors offering thousands of products. Open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Pocono Cheesecake Factory, Route 611, Swiftwater, (570) 8396844, poconocheesecake.com. Experience “Love at First Bite” at this Pocono landmark. Gourmet cheesecakes, baked goods and more. The Quiet Man Bookshop, 1233 Route 390, Mountainhome, (570) 223-3565. New and used books and gift items. Open Thursday through Monday. Second Story High-End Thrift, Pocono Vendors Marketplace, 1845 West Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 420-9948. Find unique treasures at this high-end thrift

  Did you know that the highest population of coyotes in Pennsylvania was, at one time, in the Pocono Mountains? Learn how the canines got here and why we have them during an interactive program at PPL’s Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center!   Curious about Coyotes will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. Pennsylvania Game Commission Instructor Ron Tussel will talk about basic biology and genealogy, as well as fears and control of coyotes. Using a coyote mount, skull and teeth, Tussel will teach attendees how to identify the animals.   This free public program is suitable for all ages. Pre-registration is not necessary. PPL’s Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center is located on PPL Drive in Hawley. For additional information, call (570) 253-7001 or e-mail pplpreserves@pplweb.com.


11 boutique! Shop stunning designer apparel, accessories, shoes, bags, distinctive furniture, artwork and more! Starting Gate AAction Sports, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 5884807, startinggateonline.com. Find great gear from top-selling brands including Burton, Salomon, K2, Volcom, O’Neill, The North Face and others. Equipment rentals and services available. Theo B. Price Inc. Country Store, Route 390, Cresco, (570) 5952501, theobprice.com. Crafts, gourmet coffee, animal feed, folk art, hardware, lumber and building materials. The Village Crafter’s Gallery, 2822 Route 611, Tannersville, (570) 620-0039, thevillagecraftersgallery. com. A country store and so much more! This three-story shopping destination features the work of over 30 local craftsmen. Find country décor, jewelry, pottery, florals, furniture, music and unique gift items.

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MCHA holds 22nd Annual Victorian Tea and Luncheon   The Monroe County Historical Association (MCHA) will present its 22nd Annual Victorian Tea and Luncheon on Sunday, April 27 at the Chateau Resort and Conference Center in Tannersville.   This year’s program, by Marta McDowell, is titled “Curves, Carpets and Color: A Lecture on Romantic and Victorian Gardening in America.” The presentation explores the development of an American landscaping style, from formal to romantic. McDowell is a teacher of landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden. Her writing has appeared in Woman’s Day, Fine Gardening and The New York Times.   The 22nd Annual Victorian Tea will begin with a social hour at 1 p.m. Seating will take place at 1:30, and the luncheon program will commence at 2 p.m. This year’s menu features creamy potato and leek soup, Turkey Waldorf salad, scones and baked goods, strawberry shortcake, and assorted teas and coffee.   The price for the luncheon is $30 for MCHA members and $35 for non-member guests. The Victorian Tea is an open seating event. Tables can be reserved for groups of 10. Reservations, with payment, should be made at the Monroe County Historical Association, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, before Saturday, April 19.   For additional information, call (570) 421-7703 or e-mail mcha@ptd.net. Proceeds from the 22nd Annual Victorian Tea and Luncheon benefit the Monroe County Historical Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving Monroe County’s history.


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6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn and see how animals of the Poconos use camouflage and mimicry in order to survive. Pennsylvania Outdoor Life personality Rick Koval has created a fascinating PowerPoint presentation to illustrate amazing examples of animals using concealment, illusion and impersonation. This fun program is audience interactive and concludes with a “camo-quiz.” All ages welcome; pre-registration is suggested. Admission is $5 per person. Tuesday, April 8: Science on Tap: The Science of Trout, The Lackawaxen Inn (Lackawaxen House), 188 Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen, (570) 226-3865. 7 p.m. This event is the second in a Science on Tap program series organized by a partnership of local conservation and environmental groups. Robbie Mulberger from the Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club’s Trout Hatchery will give a presentation on trout and their lifecycle. He will discuss how trout are grown in the hatchery and will also explain some of the stream enhancement projects undertaken within the Club. This program is free and open to the public. Call for more information. Saturday, April 12: Victorian Tea, Shawnee Gallery, Worthington Avenue, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 420-9404, www. shawneegallery.com. 1 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of elegance and entertainment at the Shawnee Gallery! Highlights include a social hour, delicate refreshments, and a presentation on mid-nineteenth century jewelry by specialist Robin Stokes. Seating is available by reservation only. Admission is $20. Call for reservations. Saturday, April 12: Spring Thaw Ice & Wine Festival, Sculpted Ice Works, Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville, (570) 226-6246, www. sculptediceworks.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Sample selections from

six Pennsylvania wineries, watch live professional ice-carving competitions, tour the Sculpted Ice Works Factory and Ice Harvest Museum, and enjoy great food, shopping, live music and more! Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door; designated drivers enter for $10. Visit www. sculptediceworks.com for more information. Saturday, April 12: Bird TuneUp, Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township, (570) 8421506, www.lackawanna.edu/ EnvironmentalEducation. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Start tuning up your eyes and ears for spring birding with the help of experts from the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society! Admission is $5 per person. Preregistration is suggested. Saturday, April 12: Easter Cork Hunt, Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Distillery, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 6190053, www.mountainviewvineyard. com. Save the date for this beloved annual event! See website for times and details. Saturday, April 12: Salamanders, Frogs and More!, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www. peec.org. 1 to 3 p.m. Amphibians are stirring in the woods! Explore PEEC’s breeding pools for salamanders, frogs and egg masses. Nets and collection jars will be provided. Cost: $5. Call to register. Saturday, April 12: Day of Dance, Pocono Dome, Sciota, www.poconomedicalcenter.org/ dayofdance. 10 a.m. to noon. This family-friendly event focuses on healthy living and getting active, and will feature amazing dance performances and several fun dance instruction sessions for zumba, yoga, ballroom, kickboxing and more! Pocono Medical Center will also be providing health screenings and “ask the doctor” tables, and local partners will

have vendor booths set up to help attendees stay on a path towards healthy living. Registration, $5, is open to the first 250 people to sign up online. See website for details. Saturday, April 12: Wildlife on the 19th Century Farm, Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 7 p.m. In cooperation with Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, MCEEC will offer a program on the wonderful variety of wildlife on a 19th century farm. Pre-registration is suggested. Admission: $5/nonmember, $3/Quiet Valley or EE Center members; children under 12 enter free. Saturday, April 12: 19th Annual Skippy Dietz Rabies Clinic, Lake Harmony Rescue Squad Building, 105 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, (570) 722-1782, rabiesclinic@ lakeharmonyems.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shots for both dogs and cats will be available for $10. Dog license applications will be available on site. Sunday, April 13: Earth Day Festival, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 8282319, www.peec.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate the Earth during this fantastic festival—it’s fun for the whole family! Highlights include hands-on learning stations, interpretive hikes, conservation exhibits, animals, crafts, food, music and much more! Registration is not necessary. Admission is $5 per car. See website for details. Tuesday, April 15: Full Moon Walk, The Tannersville Bog, Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation. org. 6:30 p.m. An early spring full moon will highlight this evening walk, sponsored by Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center (MCEEC). Participants should bring a flashlight. Admission is $6 (Continued on Page 20)


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Boulder Field, located in Hickory Run State Park, is a National Natural Landmark and a true scenic wonder. The vast “field” of stone is a fossil and a relict, its contents left behind after the last ice advance. Hickory Run’s Boulder Field is a potpourri of loosely-packed boulders, which range in size from a few inches to 25’ in length. The surprisingly flat field measures 400’ wide, 1,800’ long and about 10’ deep. The boulders are predominantly red sandstone, and trend from angular shapes in the east side of the field to more rounded shapes in the west. About 15,000 years ago, such rocky terrain was common throughout the Northeast, but gradual weathering and climate change have led to the coverage or elimination of many boulder fields. Only in special places, such as Hickory Run State Park, do these astounding formations remain. Hickory Run State Park is located in Carbon County at the foothills of the Pocono Mountains. Boulder Field is easily accessed via Boulder Field Road, or the scenic 3.5-mile Boulder Field hiking trail. To learn more about this unique natural wonder, call the Hickory Run State Park Office at (570) 443-0400 or check out www.visitpaparks.com. If you’re looking to share the experience with fellow hikers, contact the Pocono Outdoor Club (POC)! The club sponsors numerous hikes at Boulder Field and other recreation destinations throughout the Poconos each year. For more information, log on to www.poconooutdoorclub.org. For trail maps and information on hiking in Pennsylvania, head to www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/ recreation/hiking/where/index.htm.

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Information subject to change. Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-9399, www. barleycreek.com. Great food, beer and live entertainment. Free brewery tours and beer tastings every day at 12:30 p.m. April 5: Joe O’Malley. April 12: Regina Sayles. April 19: Jim Roberti. April 26: Zac Lawless.

Performances in the beautiful, newly renovated Boiler Room venue. April 5: The Gold Magnolias. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, WilkesBarre, (570) 831-2100, www. mohegansunpocono.com. Live music, exciting nightlife, great gaming promotions and much more! April 3-5: Raymond the Amish Comic.

Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-4388, www.ehrhardts.com. Live music on Fridays. Pub-O-Lympics every Thursday night. April 4: The Brian Dougherty Group. April 11: Compass.

Robert Christian’s Restaurant, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 646-0433, www.RobertChristiansPA. com. Charming Pocono eatery offering daily specials and live entertainment.

Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, (570) 588-8077, www.silkmillharmony.com.

The Shawnee Playhouse, 552 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 421-5093, www.theshawneeplayhouse.com.

Affordable world-class theater presenting classical and new plays, musicals, operas, concerts and Shakespeare. Now through April 13: The Deuce Revisited. April 4-12: Alice in Wonderland...The Ballet. April 18-27: The Miracle Worker. The Sherman Theater, 524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 420-2808, www.shermantheater.com. Built in the 1920s, the recently renovated Sherman Theater is equipped to present many of today’s biggest shows. April 10: The Dirty Heads. April 28: Ani DiFranco. Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant and Pub in the Pines, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 646-2377, www.breakfastking.com. Daily specials. Live entertainment on select dates.

Sculpted Ice Works presents Spring Thaw Ice & Wine Festival   As warmer weather settles in across the Pocono Mountains, a unique spring event puts ice back in the forecast. On Saturday, April 12, ice will fly during the first ever Spring Thaw Ice & Wine Festival at the Sculpted Ice Works facility in Lakeville.

  Featuring six of Pennsylvania’s premier wineries in one fabulous location, this spirited celebration presents a wonderful opportunity for guests to toast the change of seasons and delight in distinctive goods from the Pocono Mountains region and beyond!   The afternoon will include a live professional ice-carving competition, Sculpted Ice Works Factory and Ice Harvest Museum tours, great music, barbecue cuisine, vendor sales and more fun for all. There will be charming crafts and candles for sale as well as sweet maple syrup and a selection of local cheeses to complement the wines.   Participating wineries include Antler Ridge Winery, Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, Nimble Hill Winery, Paradocx Winery, Pickering Winery and Grovedale Winery.   The Spring Thaw Ice & Wine Festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. in the Ice House. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door; designated drivers will be admitted for $10. Advance tickets are available at all winery locations as well as Sculpted Ice Works.    “The Poconos’ Coolest Attraction,” Sculpted Ice Works is located at 311 Purdytown Turnpike in Lakeville. For additional information, call (570) 226-6246 or visit www.sculptediceworks. com. Cheers!


Galleries & Museums Information subject to change. Amazon Art Studio, 1898 Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 6430779, amazonartstudio.com. Providing a range of art classes, socials and services in the Poconos. Photography and digitization services. Monthly gallery shows. ARTSPACE Gallery, 18 North 7th Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, poconoarts.org. Fine art gallery administered by the PoconoArts council. Coolbaugh Township Historical Association Museum, Route 611, Tobyhanna, (570) 894-4207, coolbaughtwp.org. Military pieces, ice harvesting tools and artifacts, and early photos in the Wills Mansion.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Quiet Valley Road Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, quietvalley.org. An authentic Pennsylvania German farmstead open seasonally and for special events.

Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 4202808, shermantheater.com. A nonprofit art and community space in beautiful Downtown Stroudsburg.

Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour & Ice Harvest Museum, Route 590, Lakeville, (570) 2266246, sculptediceworks.com. The Poconos’ Coolest Attraction! Open year-round. Shawnee Gallery, 114 Worthington Avenue, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 420-9404, shawneegallery. com. Fine arts studio, museum and store featuring local art and crafts. The Sherman Theater’s Living Room Art Gallery, Main

Cresco Station Museum, Sand Spring Road, (Cresco Railroad Depot), (570) 595-6157, barretthistory.org. Antiques, war memorabilia, displays and artifacts.

Steamtown National Historic Site, South Washington Avenue, Scranton, (570) 340-5200, nps. gov/stea. Living history and special exhibits; train excursions. Stroud Mansion & Library, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-7703, monroehistorical.org. Stately mansion housing Monroe County artifacts and exhibits. Tobyhanna Train Station & Museum, Route 423, Tobyhanna, (570) 894-3338. Recently restored station now serves as a railroad museum.

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Eckley Miners’ Village, 2 Eckley Main Street, Weatherly, (570) 6362070, eckleyminersvillagemuseum. com. Former anthracite mining community now a living museum. Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, (570) 296-9630, greytowers.org. Ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot. Chateauesque mansion and grounds open seasonally and for special programs. Morgan Gallery, 409 Route 940 Blakeslee, (570) 646-5333, morgangalleryonline.com. “The oldest art gallery in the Poconos.� Featuring original art by local artists. Pocono Indian Museum & Gift Shop, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 588-9338; poconoindianmuseum. com. Artifacts and crafts of Delaware River Native Americans.

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Information subject to change. BOWLING Split Rock Resort, Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, (800) 2557625, splitrockresort.com. Public alley featuring eight bowling lanes, glowing pins, automated scoring and a state-of-the-art sound system. CLIMBING CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, cbkmountainadventures.com. Swing, ride and glide through the treetops on zip lines, adventure courses and other amazing attractions!

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Pocono TreeVentures, Bushkill, (800) 446-0231, poconotreeventures.com. Five courses with 66 elements plus dual racing zip lines. Adventures for beginner to expert climbers. FISH AND PAY LAKES Big Brown Fish and Pay Lakes, Route 115, Effort, (570) 629-0427, bigbrownfish.com. Fish three ponds filled with trout and bass! No licenses required! Equipment rentals and bait available. Children 12 and under admitted free with adult. Group rates available. Paradise Fishing Preserve, Route 191, Paradise Valley, (570) 6290422, paradisetrout.com. Fish for trout and bass at this scenic Pocono destination! No licenses required! Children 12 and under admitted free with adult. Group rates available. FISHING BAIT & TACKLE Blakeslee Sport Shop, Route 115, Blakeslee, (570) 646-2670. Fishing supplies, locally-tied flies and more. Fishing licenses and maps sold in store. Hunter’s Gallery, Routes 590 & 348, Hamlin, (570) 689-7898, huntersgallery.com. Fishing equipment, apparel and more. Live bait and fishing supplies. Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at

Park Avenue in Mount Pocono, (570) 839-7338, woehrlesbaitshop. com. Live bait for all seasons. Celebrating over three decades in business, this complete bait shop is open every day, all year. HORSEBACK RIDING Paradise Riding Stables, Route 611, Mount Pocono, (570) 839-8340, PoconoHorses.com. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors on horseback! Guided trail rides are offered during every season, seven days a week. Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, fernwoodresortpoconos.com. Yearround trail rides. “Stay and Ride” packages available. KART RACING S&S Speedways Indoor Go-Karts, 2727 Hamilton East, Stroudsburg, (7062 Route 209), (570) 4205500; SSSpeedways.com. Simulating dirt, S&S offers side-by-side racing that is fun and challenging for the novice and the racing enthusiast alike! Video games, pool table, and snack bar with full view of racing. MINIATURE GOLF Split Rock Resort, Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, (800) 2557625, splitrockresort.com. Fun 18hole course surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Families, groups and birthday parties welcome. Water Gap Trolley, 129 Main Street (Route 611S), Delaware Water Gap, (570) 476-9766, watergaptrolley. com. On-site miniature golf, scenic picnic area, pavilion and gift shop. MOUNTAIN COASTERS CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, cbkmountainadventures.com. Pennsylvania’s only Mountain Coaster. Open weekends and holidays through the winter season. PAINTBALL Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, fernwoodresortpoconos.com. Resort guests receive discounts for Destination Earth Pocono Paintball.


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Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono, (570) 839-7338, woehrlesbaitshop. com. Live bait for all seasons. Celebrating over three decades in

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for the public and $4 for EE or Nature Conservancy members and children under 12. Pre-registration is required. Call for information. Saturday, April 19: Guided Bird Walk, Nescopeck State Park, Honey Hole Road, Drums, (570) 403-2006. 8 a.m. Birders of all ages and experience levels are invited to join Park Volunteer Dave Kruel for a morning stroll to look and listen for birds! Celebrate the springtime return of some of the park’s most musical residents during this Guided Bird Walk! Participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars; limited pairs will be available to borrow. Admission is free; pre-registration is suggested.

Saturday and Sunday, April 19 & 20: Yard Sale, A Taste of Antiques 4 U, Liberty Plaza, Pocono Lake, (570) 355-5955. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 10x10’ yard sale spots are available for $11. Inquire in store and see the expanded selection of quality antiques! Show this listing and receive 10% off all month long! Call for more information. Tuesday, April 22 is Earth Day! Honor Mother Nature today! Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27: The First Annual Hawley Earth Fest, Hawley, www. hawleyearthfest.com. Enjoy three fun-filled days in historic Hawley! Highlights include the return of the Hawley Farmers’ Market, children’s activities, a photo exhibit, a Species Parade, environmental education programs, entertainment and more! See website for complete details.

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Information subject to change. COUNTRY JUNCTION on Interchange Road (Route 209) in Lehighton is “The World’s Largest General Store!” Follow the Yellow Brick Road toward everything and anything you need to make your house a home! Gather the whole family and spend the day at this sprawling Pocono landmark! You’ll find amazing home accents, great giftware, charming antiques, wines, snacks, novelties and more! Grab a bite to eat, meet adorable animals, shop for seasonal decorations and plan your next party! Country Junction is fun for everyone! The pet-friendly destination is open 7 days a week. Call (610) 377-5050 or visit www. countryjunction.com for details.

COUNTRY KETTLE on Business Route 209, Marshalls Creek offers a tempting variety of mouthwatering delights, as well as great gifts for giving or keeping. This factory gift outlet and large shopping destination overflows with knick-knacks, jewelry and gadgets. You’ll find coffees, teas, specialty foods and chocolates; browse tempting varieties of jams, jellies, and fudge; and buy from barrels of old-fashioned candies at old-fashioned prices. Country gifts, wicker, and collectibles complete the experience. Great selection, great prices, and great location, with lodging, winter sports, and many attractions nearby. Phone (570) 421-8970 and visit www. country-kettle.com.

ECKLEY MINERS’ VILLAGE on Route 940 east of Hazleton was once a thriving coal mining patch town with a population of over 1,000! The site was abandoned with the advent of strip mining; the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission transformed the ghost town into a real historical experience. Kitchens, bedrooms, personal items, clothing, laundry rooms, social clubs, churches, doctor’s office, and the company store all appear now as they were then! Tours and special events are offered, weather and staff permitting; enjoy the museum any day! Call (570) 636-2070 or log on to www. eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com to learn more.

HOLLEY ROSS POTTERY on Route 191 in LaAnna is a charming Pocono shopping destination. Many lines of pottery, glassware, gifts, sculpture, and other goods are available to admire and purchase. Shop for Fiesta dinnerware, stoneware, planters, décor, suncatchers, Weeping Gold and Polish pottery. Find a whimsical figurine or birdbath for your garden! After your shopping session, check out the cable bridge, lovely forest with well-maintained trails, and woodland lake with picnic area. Winter hours by chance or by appointment. Call (570) 676-3248 or visit www.holleyross.com today! HOUSE OF CANDLES on scenic Route 715 between Tannersville

and Henryville is “The Oldest Candle Shop of the Poconos:” A factory shopping destination with free candle making demonstrations Monday through Saturday. Order a custom handcarved candle, browse thousands of candles in hundreds of scents, and enjoy the shop’s free farmyard zoo! House of Candles is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in and dip your own wax hand! Call (570) 629-1953 and check out www. houseofcandles.com.

HUTTON METALCRAFTS on Route 940 in Pocono Pines creates an array of unique handcrafted metalworks, copper lanterns, lamps, candle lanterns, fine pewter ornaments and jewelry. One-of-akind copper trees by Tom Hutton are available at several price points. Purchase fine oil paintings on glass and stone, and gorgeous solid copper wall sculptures in varying sizes, all hand-made and manufactured on the premises. Everything at Hutton Metalcrafts is unique! Phone (570) 972-6331 or visit www.copperlamps.com. POCONO CHEESECAKE FACTORY on Route 611 in Swiftwater is a truly sweet and fragrant factory where you can see fresh cheesecakes made every day; it’s the real, delicious deal. Purchase a slice, a half, or a whole cake, with so many varieties of flavors and toppings to choose from. Special orders are welcome,


23 and seasonal and holiday-themed creations are featured as well. At Pocono Cheesecake Factory, it’s love at first bite! Phone (570) 8396844. www.poconocheesecake. com.

TOBYHANNA TRAIN STATION & MUSEUM on Route 423 in Tobyhanna is hosted by the Pocono Rail Historical Society; open seasonally and for special events. All ages will love to tour the restored facility with the delightful and knowledgeable

Station Master, and learn how things used to be when the station was a bustling business. Enjoy railroading videos, fascinating model train layouts, memorabilia, railroad art exhibits, and souvenirs. Parking and admission are free; donations are graciously accepted. Phone: (570) 894-3338. WATER GAP TROLLEY on Route 611S in Delaware Water Gap showcases scenic mountain vistas and legendary local landmarks during daily excursions. Hop aboard an authentically styled all-weather trolley and relax while trained guides take you back through history and describe points of interest! You’ll learn about natural wonders like the Cold Air Cave, and see landmarks like the Shawnee Church and the Castle Inn! Be sure to bring your camera! You’ll find abundant photo opportunities at scenic overlooks, celebrity homes and

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historic structures throughout the route. After your tour, enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the Trolley Depot! Pick up a souvenir at Cody’s Gift Shop; enjoy some ice cream in the scenic picnic area, and challenge yourself to a round of miniature golf on the site’s unique PRO-AM course! Find Water Gap Trolley at 129 Main Street (Route 611S), Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327. For reservations and additional information, call (570) 476-9766 or visit www.watergaptrolley.com.

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Information subject to change. Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail & Camelback Rd., Tannersville, (570) 629-9399, barleycreek.com. “Poconos’

original brewpub and restaurant.” Hand-crafted ales and lagers. Free brewery tours and beer tastings every day. The Big A Grillehouse & Tavern, Fox Run Lane, East Stroudsburg, (570) 223-1700, bigagrillehouse. com. Serving authentic Italian and American cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner; brunch on Sundays. The Cook’s Corner Family Restaurant, Route 715,

Henryville, (570) 620-1880. A casual family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menu features homemade soups and daily specials. BYOB. Catering available. Crescent Lodge & Country Inn, Routes 191 & 940, Paradise Valley, (570) 595-7486, (800) 3929400, crescentlodge.com. Fine dining plus cocktail lounge with pub menu. Live piano music on weekends.

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The Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA) will present its annual Home and Garden Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27 at Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat & Conference Center in Waymart. This free public festival features fun for the whole family, with indoor and outdoor exhibits and many new offerings. In addition to top-quality items and services for your home—like the latest in cabinetry, landscaping, gardening, appliances, home decor, windows, doors and more—this year’s event will include a new Arts & Crafts Tent Village with over 30 vendors and an array of delicious food options. Returning events include the Electronic Recycling Drop-off, Flower Pot Contest and Children’s LEGO Building Contest. A silent auction will be held through Saturday and Sunday, and the Spectacular Outdoor Living Raffle will give festival guests a chance to win dozens of outdoor living essentials from patio furniture to power tools and more. Tickets, $5, will be on sale throughout the weekend. 100% of the proceeds from the Spectacular Outdoor Living Raffle will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children program. This year’s Home and Garden Festival is supported by Bold Gold Media Group and Eastern Propane. Admission is compliments of Wayne Bank. Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat & Conference Center is located at 287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart. For additional information, visit WayneCountyBuilders.com or call (570) 226-4941.


25 Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 2264388, ehrhardts.com. Familyowned and operated. Celebrating 70 years of hospitality on Lake Wallenpaupack. Lakeside restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner. Live music on Friday nights. The French Manor Inn and Spa, Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling, (570) 676-3244, (877) 720-6095, thefrenchmanor.com. Gourmet French cuisine, superb wine list and spectacular mountain views. Four-diamond AAA rating. JR’s Deli, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 643-3354. Gourmet olives, sandwiches, salads, pickles and more. Daily specials and catering for all occasions.

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Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant & Pub in the Pines, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 646-2377, breakfastking.com. The “Breakfast King,” Jubilee serves delicious breakfast every day. Lunch and dinner menus and daily specials. Great spirits and entertainment in the adjoining Pub in the Pines.

Shawnee Playhouse presents Spring Shows Still trying to kick your cabin fever? Step out and see a show in the Poconos! The historic Shawnee Playhouse offers an array of exciting entertainment options in April. World Premier Musical The Deuce Revisited is the first-ever winner in the Shawnee Original Playwright Series (S.O.P.S.) Musical Category. Written by Philip L. Barr and Robert Miller Cooper, the “Deuce” refers to New York’s 42nd Street before the neon lights and tourists. This musical romp down the “seedy side of the street” is recommended for mature audiences only. Catch The Deuce Revisited at 2 p.m. on April 4, 6, 11 and 13, or see it at 8 p.m. on April 5 and 12. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. For an outing the whole family will enjoy, see Alice in Wonderland...The Ballet! This twist on a timeless classic presents a unique opportunity to introduce children to the beauty of ballet. Audience members of all ages will enjoy seeing familiar characters come to life on stage! All seats are just $10. Show times are 2 p.m. on April 5 and 12, and 7 p.m. on April 4 and 11. Immortalized on stage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Alice in Keller. The touching drama portrays the volatile Wonderland... relationship between the lonely teacher and The Ballet! her charge. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the expression of a single word: “water.” Performances are scheduled at 2 p.m. on April 18, 25 and 27, and at 8 p.m. on April 19 and 26. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children 12 and under. Prices do not reflect ticketing fees.

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Lodging Information subject to change. Countryside Cottages, 2863 Bartonsville Avenue, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-2131, countrysidecottages.com. Rustic mountain lodging available year round. Crescent Lodge & Country Inn, 5854 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco, (570) 595-7486, crescentlodge. com. A classic country inn in the Poconos. World-class service and intimate ambiance in the Inn restaurant.

27 Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 2264388, ehrhardts.com. Lakeside resort with motel rooms, cottages, apartments and suites. Celebrating 70 years of hospitality on Lake Wallenpaupack. Fernwood Resort, 5785 Milford Road, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, fernwoodresortpoconos.com. Luxury villa accommodations and exciting on-site activities. French Manor Inn and Spa, 50 Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling, (877) 720-6090, thefrenchmanor.

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com. A beautiful stone chateau with romantic rooms and suites, an elegant dining room and a fully “green” spa. The Resort at Mountain Springs Lake, Mountain Springs Drive, Reeders, (570) 629-0251, mslresort.com. “An enchanting Pocono resort” offering year-round mountain accommodations. Split Rock Resort, Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, (800) 2557625, splitrockresort.com. Villas, cottages, deluxe suites and lodge accommodations. Superb on-site dining, sports and amenities.

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Shawnee Inn as they clean up a 10-mile stretch of River Road! This year’s cleanup will be limited to 70 community volunteers. The first 50 participants to pre-register are guaranteed a complimentary 11th Annual River Road Cleanup t-shirt. A Volunteer Appreciation Lunch will be held after the cleanup at the Gem and Keystone Brewpub. Pre-registration is required. Call for more information. Saturday and Sunday, April 26 & 27: Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA)’s Annual Home and Garden Festival, Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat and Conference Center, Waymart, (570) 226-4941, www. waynecountybuilders.com. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t miss this free family-friendly festival! Highlights include indoor and outdoor exhibits, the Electronic

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A Marvelous Migration: S pring B irding in the Poconos

  Spring weather is making its way back to the Pocono Mountains, and migratory birds are not far behind!

  According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, spring migration peaks during the months of March, April and May. Birds that reside in the northern hemisphere return home in the spring to take advantage of emerging insect populations, budding plants and abundant nesting locations.   Welcome warmer weather and returning birds during environmental education events in April!   The American Woodcocks are back and singing at Nescopeck State Park! Don’t miss your chance to see these incredible game birds take to the sky in what author Aldo Leopold referred to as the “Sky Dance!” Join the Tumblin’ Timberdoodles program on Saturday, April 5! Meet at the park office at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call (570) 403-2006 to register.   Start tuning up your eyes and ears for spring birding with the help of experts from the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society! Participate in the upcoming Bird Tune-Up at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center! Set for Saturday, April 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., this all-ages program is designed to help beginning birders identify different species by their songs, appearance and actions. Admission is $5 per person. Pre-registration is suggested. For additional information, call (570) 8421506. The Lackawanna College Environmental Institute is located on MacKenzie Road in Covington Township.   On Saturday, April 19, birders of all ages and experience levels are invited to join Nescopeck State Park Volunteer Dave Kruel for a morning stroll to look and listen for birds! Celebrate the springtime return of some of the park’s most musical residents during this Guided Bird Walk! Meet at the park office at 8 a.m. Participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars; limited pairs will be available to borrow. Admission is free. Call (570) 403-2006 to register. Nescopeck State Park is located on Honey Hole Road in Drums. For additional information, visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us.   Interested in observing birds on your own? The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society maintains an online directory of birding sites, sanctuaries, social groups and resources for public use. Visit www.nepaaudubon.org/birding/ for more information.


Seeking the sounds of spring

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Attract more musical birds to your backyard with these easy-to-accomplish methods from the Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds! Plant native shrubs, vines and trees. Because they have endured and adapted to the temperature extremes of the past, native plants are the best choice for creating bird-friendly habitats for the future. Provide a water source during the summer months, when birds are especially eager to bathe and drink. Bird baths should be 1-2” deep, with a shallow slope. Mount the bath on a pedestal, and clean it regularly with a stiff brush. Create a border along your property by planting native trees, vines, and shrubs that will meet the needs of birds throughout the year. Plant the tallest at the edge of the property, and shorter species tiered toward your home. Include thorny trees, such as hawthorn or raspberry for nesting; plant evergreens such as spruce, holly, or juniper for cover; and incorporate berryproducing shrubs such as dogwood, serviceberry, and viburnum that will provide fruit throughout the seasons. Make a brush pile in a corner of your property. Use fallen branches, sticks, and tree trunks. Layer the larger logs as a foundation, and build a pile in successive layers. In yards or fields adjoining forest, make a living brush pile by cutting bordering saplings halfway through the trunks, then pulling them into a collective heap. Songbirds will shelter there throughout the year. Rake leaves under shrubs to create mulch and natural areas for ground-feeding birds such as sparrows, towhees, and thrashers. Earthworms, pill bugs, insects, and spiders will thrive in the decomposing leaf mulch, and will be readily eaten by songbirds. Reduce your lawn, favoring meadow plants and taller grasses, which provide seeds and nesting places for birds. Mow the area just once a year, allowing the remainder of the lawn to grow 3-4” before cutting. Avoid lawn pesticides and wasteful sprinklers. Clean out old bird boxes in early spring. When placing a bird box, consider habitat as well as the size of the entrance hole and its distance from the ground. Face boxes to the east to gain extra warmth from sunlight. In forests, mimic woodpeckers by drilling 1¼” holes in dead wood 4-5’ above the ground to serve as nest cavity starts for chickadees and titmice. Clean tube feeders with a bottle brush and a 10% solution of non-chlorine bleach; rinse thoroughly and dry in the sun before refilling. Rake and remove soggy seed near feeders. Move feeders close to the house— within 3’ of a window— to prevent window strikes. Close by, birds are unlikely to gather enough speed to injure themselves if they strike a window. The birds will be safer, and you’ll get a better view! Keep your cat indoors for the safety of all. Cats kill birds, especially in the spring when young fledglings are on or near the ground. And cats themselves are safer from collisions, predators, diseases, and parasites when kept indoors. The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds was written by Steven W. Kress, and provided by Cornell University Press.

For additional information, visit www.allaboutbirds.org/attractingbirds.


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