Dragonflies, like the Black Saddlebugs, Common Bluet, Common Whitetail , and Ebony Jewelwing. Birds, like the Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Hairy Woodpecker, House Finch, Northern Cardinal, and Red-bellied Woodpecker. Mammals, like the Beaver, Black Bear, Red Tailed Fox, and the Fisher.
Trees and shrubs, like the Black Ash Black Cherry, Eastern Hemlock, Fire Cherry, Green Ash, Hawthorn, Ironwood, and Meadowsheet. Wildflowers, like the Arrow-Leaved Tearthumb, Foam Flower, Gold-thread, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Mayapple, and Marsh Violet.
Field Partner: Rick Koval, Naturalist. Koval is a naturalist with WNEP TV Pennsylvania Outdoor Life and works with regional resort and land conservation organizations. Koval’s consulting include contributions to the Pennsylvania Natural Diversity and Biological Inventories and the Luzerne County Butterfly Atlas. Koval is also the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Timber Rattlesnake Assessment Program’s Northeast Regional Field Team Leader.
Immersive environmental education at its best: School educational field trips and guided hikes for private groups in the Lehman Habitat can be scheduled by appointment. Each year, as example, students enjoy projects like:
- Wetlands and stream water testing - Installing “camera traps” in the forest and meadow to capture wildlife in action 24/7.
- Hands-on habitat field projects - amphibian, wildflower, herbs and trees identification and research. - One-of-kind romps through marshland to see first-hand, massive heron nests, wildlife, and rare marsh habitat.