October 27, 2018    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Tannersville Cranberry Bog
552 Cherry Lane Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA, 18301

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*****UPDATE***** – this trip has been cancelled due to restrictions at the bog. Heavy rain has washed out the boardwalk making visitation unsafe. The bog will not issue permits for the remainder of the season. 


Join Cindy Ahern at Tannersville Cranberry Bog for fall color. While the focus will be on the spectacular foliage of the bog, there will be birds, including winter arrivals. We also look for herps and insects. Previous trips have yielded a number of species of special concern. Since many DVOC members have an interest in botany, I am extending this invitation to interested members.

The Tannersville Cranberry Bog, owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, partnered with programming by Kettle Creek EEC, is recognized as the southernmost low altitude boreal bog along the eastern seaboard and is designated as a National Natural Landmark. Tannersville Cranberry Bog was once a 715 acre kettle lake formed thousands of years ago by glacial depressions, eventually becoming filled in by layers of sphagnum moss to 60 feet deep, creating an acidic fen providing a unique habitat for many species of plants and animals usually found in northern boreal bogs.

The Tannersville Cranberry Bog is located in Monroe County, PA, near the Delaware Water Gap. Many species of plants and animals normally found in northern boreal bogs (like a little piece of Canada in PA!) occur here, including a number of endangered species.  This trip is timed for the peak of Larix laricina (Tamarack, or American Larch) fall color, along with the brilliant reds of the heaths.  The Tannersville Cranberry Bog is publicly accessible only for scheduled public tours or by special permit, and space is limited.

This is a free trip, but your donation is encouraged to help support maintenance of the trails and programming. (Checks acceptable made out to Kettle Creek EEC).

Dress in layers, the bog is usually 10 degrees cooler than the surrounding woodland.  Wear sturdy shoes for a short, uneven hike to the bog along a woodland trail to a boardwalk path leading through the wetland habitat.

RSVP is required for this trip.  Please contact Cindy Ahern at songbird5212 AT msn.com or call or text 215-840-4010 to confirm your participation and for additional details about this trip, including meeting location and possible carpool.

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