NEWPORT - Little Buffalo State Park will host several events in late August and early September.
From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Aug. 30, a butterfly safari will be held. Participants can use their own nets or borrow the park's. Then the group will identify the species caught before releasing them. Later that day, from 8:30 to 9:10 p.m., a movie about black bears will be shown in the reception hall along Black Hill Road.
On Aug. 31, a stream stomp will reveal what lives in the creek. Closed-toe water shoes are recommended to be worn while catching the creek's creatures, which will be identified and released. Participants will learn what their discoveries mean in terms of the health of the stream. The group will meet at 4 p.m. near the performance stage on the east side of the park. A movie about the Pennsylvania elk herd will be shown from 8:30 to 9:10 p.m. in the reception hall at Little Buffalo Campground.
A park naturalist will lead a walk at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 1 to Sulphur Springs Cemetery, where attendees will learn about the experiences of three Civil War soldiers buried there. The walk will begin at the park office. From 12:15 to 1 p.m., a guided tour for the historic Mill Race Trail will take place, followed by tours of Shoaff's Mill. Sturdy footwear is recommended for this walk, which begins at the entertainment pavilion in the park's east area.
From 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 8, a moonlit kayaking tour with a park naturalist will provide an overview of the park's history, plants and animals. Participants may use their own kayaks or borrow one from the park. Space is limited and the excursion is not suitable for beginners. Participants must be at least 18 years old and can register by calling 567-9255.
Those who need accommodations due to a disability, call (888) 727-2757, (888) 537-7294 for TTY service or (800) 654-5984 for relay service. With at least three days notice, interpreters are available for the deaf or hard of hearing.
For more information, visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us or call 567-9255.