Turtle and owl talk planned

BARNESVILLE - Naturalist George Gress will present a program on bog turtle and owl research at 8:30 p.m. today at Locust Lake Amphitheater.

Bog turtles are the smallest turtles living in Pennsylvania. They are federally listed as threatened and are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Gress is a fire specialist/land steward for the nature conservancy and manages the bog turtle program in Pennsylvania. He is also an avid nature photographer and his photographs have been featured in various publications. The program will include a photo journey into the habitat and lives of these tiny turtles and owls.

In the case of inclement weather, the presentation will be held in the program shelter at Locust Lake located near the camp store.

Overcoming childhood pain explored

How to overcome childhood pain will be discussed at Lifetree Café this week in both Elysburg and Shamokin.

The program features the filmed story of Delisa Mayer, whose family took part in an ill-fated university study during Mayer's childhood. The outcome of that study - to introduce a newborn chimpanzee into the family and raise it as a human child - shaped Mayer's childhood and led to her parents' divorce.

The program will be presented from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Elysburg Presbyterian Church and Thursday at 531 N. Market St., Shamokin,

For more information, contact Kathy Vetovich at 570-672-9346 or kvetovich@gmail.com.