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First Posted: 5/6/2015

THIS WEEK: May 13 to 19, 2015

Roaring Creek Tract Hike, an 8.5-mile trek through the watershed north of Mount Carmel which passes two large reservoirs. Meet at the Roaring Creek parking lot, Route 42 below Aristes. 10:30 a.m. May 14. Registration: 570-467-2506.

Spring Photography Weekend. Explore and photograph the natural spring season while learning about visual design, composition, exposure and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. May 15 to 17. $270 includes lodging and meals. Reservations: 570-828-2319.

Century Day Birding Extravaganza, the annual all-day bus trip to birding hotspots from the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to the Cherry Valley and Pocono Plateau in an attempt to spot 100 different species of birds. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 16. $65 includes lunch, beverages and snacks. Registration: 570-629-3061.

Rockin Red Run, a 5K race and Family Fun Walk around Lake Carey to benefit the American Red Cross in both Wyoming and Susquehanna counties. Meet at the Lake Carey Fire Department, 16 Siren Road. May 16 with check-in 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and race at 9 a.m. $15 advance; $20 day of race. 570-836-2626.

Spring Bird Walk, through the Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve, Route 171 and Stack Road, one mile north of Thompson. 7:30 a.m. May 16. 570-727-3362.

Pro Series: Herpetology, an in-depth look at amphibians and reptiles of the area with Dr. Thomas LaDuke. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 4 p.m. May 16. $20. Reservations: 570-828-2319.

Bird Walk with Darryl Speicher of the Pocono Avian Research Center. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 8 to 10 a.m. May 17. $5. 570-828-2319.

River Street Run and Walk, three miles through South Wilkes-Barre starting and finishing at the Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. May 17 with registration at 9 a.m. and event at 10:30 a.m. $17 before May 4; $20 thereafter. 570-824-4646.

Vosberg Hike, six miles around the Tunkhannock preserve. Meet at the Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 11:45 a.m. May 17. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-406-3173.

Spring Bog Walk, traversing the floating boardwalk on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the unique northern boreal bog. Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 166 Cherry Lane Road. 1 p.m. May 17. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.

Birding the Bog, a morning of migration birding in the unique natural setting of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 166 Cherry Lane Road. 7 a.m. May 19. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.

Intensive (Square Foot) Gardening, a Master Gardeners program. McBride Memorial Library, 500 Market St., Berwick. 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 19. Free. 570-752-2241.

Honey Bee Biology and Colony Collapse Disorder, a talk by bee expert Anita M. Collins. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 19. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.