THIS WEEK: July 15 to 21, 2015
Butterflies, exploring types of butterflies who frequent the Josie Porter Farm, 6514 Cherry Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 4 to 6 p.m. July 15. $5. Registration: 570-992-0899.
Cranberry Bog Walk. Traverse the floating platforms of the northern boreal bog to study its flora and fauna on this 2.5-hour guided tour. Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 166 Cherry Lane Road. 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 9. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Run/Walk for Kids’ Sake, a 5K event to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Bridge. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. July 18 with registration at 8 a.m. and event at 9 a.m. $20 advance; $25 day of event. 570-824-8756.
Discover the D&L, an easy two-mile walk. Meet at the Visitors Center, Eckley Miners’ Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. 10:30 a.m. July 18. 570-714-1953.
Critters in the Creek, a family-friendly session (age 5 and older) to search for crayfish, stoneflies, minnows and more. Equipment provided. Meet in the parking lot near Pavilion #1 at Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 2 p.m. July 18. 570-696-9105.
Beaver Walk and Talk, a natural history talk followed by viewing a beaver lodge. Meet at the Green Road, Mount Olivet intersection, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 4 p.m. July 18. 570-696-9105.
Yoga at Salt Springs, for all ages and levels. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 6 p.m. July 18, 23 and 25; Aug 1 and 13. $5. 570-967-7275.
Snakes Alive! An introduction to the world of reptiles with live examples of native snakes. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 7 p.m. July 18. 570-696-9105.
Nature at Night, a walk in the woods to listen for animal sounds and observe the stars. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 8 to 9:30 p.m. July 18. $5. 570-828-2319.
Sssnakes Alive! Learn about the identification and biological roles of native snakes. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. July 18. $5. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Ecozone Discovery Room. Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave or dig in a fossil pit in this indoor discovery room with hands-on exhibits on natural history and the environment. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 4 p.m. July 18. $2. 570-828-2319.
Bridge the Gap, a kayak paddle on Pickerel Pond. Beginners welcome. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 5 to 7 p.m. July 18. Call to reserve a kayak. 570-828-2319.
Loyalsock Trail Hike, eight difficult miles. Meet at the Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 9:45 a.m. July 19. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-825-7200.
Summer Canoe Paddle. Learn to paddle a canoe with all equipment provided. Beginners welcome. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to noon July 19. $5. 570-828-2319.
Dragonflies and Damselflies, an indoor overview followed by outdoor observation at Silver Creek. Nets provided. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 1 p.m. July 19. $5. 570-967-7275.
Devil’s Hole ‘Wet Foot’ Walk. Dip your toes into a natural adventure while exploring State Gamelands 221, Devil’s Hole Road, Cresco, with naturalists Don Miller and Bill Sweeney. Meet in the Gamelands parking lot. Sponsored by the Pocono Heritage Land Trust and the Brodhead Watershed Association. 1 to 4:30 p.m. July 19. $10. Registration: 570-424-1514 or [email protected]
Compost to Create Black Gold for Your Garden, a Master Gardeners program. McBride Memorial Library, 500 Market St., Berwick. 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 21. Free. 570-752-2241.
Keystone Active Zone Passport, a free program that encourages people to get outside and active at more than 50 parks, trails and events in Luzerne County. Earn awards and win prizes by exploring the county and logging your discoveries. Join anytime by registering at KAZpassport.com or call 570-823-2191.