Eastern Shore refuge, forest set activities for Earth Day Walks, tours, displays on agendas for Saturday


On Saturday, activities around the state will be staged to celebrate Earth Day, including National Wildlife Week at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Kent County.

Among the planned activities at the refuge on the Eastern Shore will be bird walks, beach cleanups, "Scales and Tales" presentations, a bus tour of the refuge and an open house at the lodge.

Exhibits will include wildlife displays, endangered-species presentations, a touch table and arts and crafts activities for children.

DNR's "Scales and Tales" program includes live-animal displays and offers instruction on Maryland's varied forms of wildlife.

For more information or to register for the beach cleanup, call 410-639-7056.

DNR will hold an open house on Earth Day at Wicomico Demonstration Forest near Salisbury from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with seminars on prescribed burning as a management tool, loblolly pine management, nature walks and a tour of the forest arboretum.

To register for a seminar, call 410-543-6745. For information, call 410-543-1950 or 410-543-1951.

Hand-held CB

If you ever have been out in the woods and needed help because of an injury or an equipment breakdown, you know it can be hard to find timely assistance.

Cobra Electronics, a manufacturing firm out of Chicago, has produced a hand-held CB radio that can make radio contact with police or rescue units or nearby motorists possible.

Cobra's model HH-45WX has 40 citizen-band channels, 10 weather channels and monitors channels 9 and 19. The unit has 4-watt power capability, operates on rechargeable batteries and fits in a pocket.

According to the manufacturer, the suggested retail price is approximately $150.

Birding weekend

The fourth Delmarva Birding Weekend will be April 26-27 in conjunction with the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition in Ocean City.

Activities for the weekend include guided canoe trips on the Pocomoke River, Nassawango Creek and the bays behind Assateague Island, a wildlife hike through Pocomoke State Park, night birds at E.A. Vaughn WMA, a falcon watch and sessions explaining the mechanics of avian flight.

For information on the weekend, call 410-632-3617 or 800-852-0335.

Pub Date: 4/13/97

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