Community Partners in Conservation: Raven Ridge Wildlife Center

February 2023

15feb6:30 PM9:00 PMCommunity Partners in Conservation: Raven Ridge Wildlife CenterClimbers Run Nature Center



With early spring right around the corner, it’s not too early to learn about “baby season” in the wild and how to be a good land and water steward for this intensely active time of year. Learn what we can do when we find young or injured wild animals in need of help. Best of all, meet some incredible animal ambassadors and licensed rehabilitators from our community partner in conservation, Raven Ridge Wildlife Center!

After the program, join a Lancaster Conservancy naturalist for an optional night hike below the Russo Barn to discover early signs of spring in vernal pools and wooded wetlands. Warm up with some hot chocolate when we’re done!

About Your Presenters

Raven Ridge Wildlife Center

Learn more about Raven Ridge Wildlife Center and the work that they do in the community here:

Peggy Eppig, Educator, Lancaster Conservancy

Peggy is an environmental historian and dynamic conservation educator who offers a hands-on approach to every theme from deep-time history to 21st century conservation methods and practices. She brings over thirty years of interpretive, experiential education experience for all who have an interest in saving our nature for this and future generations. Her wilder interests are in ornithology (birds), herpetology (reptiles and amphibians), silvology (woodlands) and natural history illustration. She is an avid long-distance hiker and enthusiastic bike-packer who shares outdoor adventures with Amos the Coonhound.

Where to Meet

The Russo Barn at Climbers Run Nature Center

What to Expect

This event is recommended for ages 10+. It will take place mostly indoors, with an optional, easy to moderate night hike following the initial presentation. Restroom facilities are available onsite. This event will be held rain or shine, with cancellations for severe inclement weather being made 24 hours in advance. A severe weather make-up date is set for February 22.

What to Bring

If you plan to join the night hike, come prepared – dress warmly for the cold night air, wear waterproof boots, and bring a flashlight or headlamp.

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Photos: Raven Ridge Wildlife Center


(Wednesday) 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Climbers Run Nature Center

226 Frogtown Road