Take a look at what’s happening at LGNC!

Dec
4
Sat
Holiday Open House
Dec 4 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Holiday Open House

Join us for the return of LGNC’s annual holiday tradition! This year’s event will include:

  • Holiday Crafts — Create free nature crafts and bird seed cookies to take home!
  • DIY Wreath and Swag Making — Make your own holiday wreath or swag! Fresh greens, bows, wire, and decorations will be provided. Bring your own wreath ring if you have one. A limited supply of metal wreath rings will be available for a $5.00 donation.
  • Live Music — Enjoy holiday tunes by Good Times Piano Music with Joe Lazorik!
  • Opticron Optics Sales — Purchase a holiday gift for the naturalist in your family!
  • Nature Walk  Take a late autumn stroll on LGNC’s trails!
  • Holiday Treat Potluck — Bring some holiday cookies or other goodies to share on the porch of the Osprey House!
  • Quilt Raffle — Enter for a chance to win a beautiful handmade quilt!

LGNC is currently requiring masks indoors. Free masks will be available inside the Osprey House.

Dec
9
Thu
LGNC Speaker Series: Daniel Klem, Jr., Ph.D.
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
LGNC Speaker Series: Daniel Klem, Jr., Ph.D.

“Solid Air: Invisible Killer — Saving Billions of Birds from Windows” — Daniel Klem, Jr., Ph.D.

It is estimated that upwards of 1 billion birds are killed by glass in the United States alone each year, making window strikes a leading cause of bird mortality. Recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the issue of bird-window collisions, Dr. Daniel Klem, Jr. will present on the cause and breadth of this universal problem and how to solve it.

Daniel Klem, Jr., Ph.D. is the Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology in the Department of Biology at Muhlenberg College.

Register here to attend in person or virtually:

In-person registration (limit 50) register here!

Virtual registration (limit 95) register here!

 

About the 2021/22 Speaker Series:

Beginning in fall 2021, there will now be two options to enjoy LGNC’s Speaker Series presentations! We will be welcoming a limited audience (50 registrants max) back to the Osprey House to attend presentations in person. Presentations will also be live-streamed on Zoom for those who wish to attend from the comfort of home. All Speaker Series presentations are free, but registration for the in-person and virtual options is required via EventBrite.

Please contact us at mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions!

Dec
13
Mon
Naturalist Club Meeting
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Slatington | Pennsylvania | United States

Youth in grades 7 through 12 are invited to join the Naturalist Club, LGNC’s extracurricular environmental club for middle and high school students! Members of this club are involved with year-round educational activities, outdoor adventures, and research projects at the refuge. For more information or to sign up, please contact LGNC Program Specialist Chad Schwartz at chad.schwartz@lgnc.org.

Dec
16
Thu
Cabin Fever Book Club
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cabin Fever Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Stephen Kuusisto’s Have Dog Will Travel!

About the Cabin Fever Book Club:

The Cabin Fever Book Club meets once a month during the fall and winter months to discuss fascinating books on such topics as ecology, environmental history, and environmentalism. The 2021-22 Cabin Fever Book Club meetings will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the dates listed below! Books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington libraries, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, and on Amazon.com (at a cost). Please contact us at mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions, or if you would like to lead a discussion!

Until we can safely meet in person again, all Book Club meetings will take place on Zoom.

2021-2022 Cabin Fever Book Club Reading List:

November 18, 2021: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
December 16, 2021: Have Dog Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto
January 20, 2022: The Last Viking by Stephen R. Bown
February 17, 2022: Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
March 17, 2022: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Jan
20
Thu
Cabin Fever Book Club
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cabin Fever Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Doug Tallamy’s Nature’s Best Hope!

About the Cabin Fever Book Club:

The Cabin Fever Book Club meets once a month during the fall and winter months to discuss fascinating books on such topics as ecology, environmental history, and environmentalism. The 2021-22 Cabin Fever Book Club meetings will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the dates listed below! Books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington libraries, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, and on Amazon.com (at a cost). Please contact us at mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions, or if you would like to lead a discussion!

2021-2022 Cabin Fever Book Club Reading List:

November 18, 2021: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
December 16, 2021: Have Dog Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto
January 20, 2022: Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
February 17, 2022: The Last Viking by Stephen R. Bown
March 17, 2022: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Feb
17
Thu
Cabin Fever Book Club
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cabin Fever Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Stephen R. Bown’s The Last Viking!

About the Cabin Fever Book Club:

The Cabin Fever Book Club meets once a month during the fall and winter months to discuss fascinating books on such topics as ecology, environmental history, and environmentalism. The 2021-22 Cabin Fever Book Club meetings will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the dates listed below! Books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington libraries, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, and on Amazon.com (at a cost). Please contact us at mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions, or if you would like to lead a discussion!

2021-2022 Cabin Fever Book Club Reading List:

November 18, 2021: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
December 16, 2021: Have Dog Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto
January 20, 2022: Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
February 17, 2022: The Last Viking by Stephen R. Bown
March 17, 2022: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Mar
17
Thu
Cabin Fever Book Club
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cabin Fever Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass!

About the Cabin Fever Book Club:

The Cabin Fever Book Club meets once a month during the fall and winter months to discuss fascinating books on such topics as ecology, environmental history, and environmentalism. The 2021-22 Cabin Fever Book Club meetings will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the dates listed below! Books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington libraries, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, and on Amazon.com (at a cost). Please contact us at mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions, or if you would like to lead a discussion!

2021-2022 Cabin Fever Book Club Reading List:

November 18, 2021: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
December 16, 2021: Have Dog Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto
January 20, 2022: Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
February 17, 2022: The Last Viking by Stephen R. Bown
March 17, 2022: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer