Outdoors Listings: Nov. 11 to 17, 2015

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Take an ‘Autumn Wander’ through the Paradise Price Preserve in Monroe County on Nov. 15.

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    THIS WEEK: Nov. 11 to 17, 2015

    Backyard Beekeeping, an introduction to apiary equipment, types of hive boxes, protective gear, costs and more. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. $25. Registration: 570-842-1506.

    Birding at Frances Slocum, a leisurely walk to seek out songbirds with Bruce Troy of Wild Birds Unlimited. Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 8:30 a.m. Nov. 14. Free. 570-675-9900.

    Build an Ecosystem in a Jar, condensing an ecosystem down to the size of a glass jar which, if balanced properly, can stay healthy without interference. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Nov. 14. $5. 570-629-3061.

    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. 2 p.m. Nov. 14. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.

    River of Rocks Hike, seven moderate miles at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. 9:45 a.m. Nov. 15. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-825-7200.

    Lenape of the Eastern Woodlands, a session on the day-to-day activities, food, clothing and shelter of the Lenape culture. Age 10 and older. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 15. $20. 570-828-2319.

    Autumn Wander, a hike through the Paradise Price Preserve in Monroe County with streams, forested wetlands and cold-water springs. Meet at the trailhead off Henry’s Crossing Road, Cresco. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15. $10. Registration: 570-424-1514.

    Hiking Series, 2.5 easy miles through a boreal bog at the Thomas Darling Preserve in Blakeslee. Meet at the parking lot off Burger Road, one mile north of Blakeslee Corners. 9 a.m. Nov. 16. Free. 570-403-2006.

    Milkweed, Monarchs and More, tracing the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly and the plight of their survival. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. 570-479-0400.

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    Live Reptile and Amphibian Show, with field naturalist Rick Koval who brings native snakes, frogs, salamanders and turtles. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.

    Mystery Birding Trip. Join environmental educator Brian Hardiman who leads a field trip to a mystery birding destination. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Bring a lunch and binoculars. $24. Reservations: 570-629-3061.

    Introduction to Astronomy. Step out for an evening of star gazing and learn about some of the many constellations in the sky. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. $10. 570-828-2319.

    Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area. Join Bob Wasilewski from the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society to see which birds are migrating in the park this fall. Meet at the parking lot by the Nesbitt Park boat launch in Wilkes-Barre. 8 a.m. Nov. 22. Free. 570-542-5948.

    Thousand Steps Hike, eight difficult miles at Glen Onoko Falls, Lehigh Gorge State Park. Meet at the Sears Auto Center, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 9:45 a.m. Nov. 22. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-283-1312.

    Turkey Time Talk, information on the turkey’s life cycle, habitat and predators along with tips on hunting them and using turkey calls. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 1 p.m. Nov. 22. 570-967-7275.

    Introduction to Bird Feeding, tips and tricks to help in setting up a backyard feeding station. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 p.m. Nov. 22. Free. Registration: 570-403-2006.

    Holiday Bows and Boughs. Create your own holiday decorations using natural materials. Evergreen boughs and wreathmaking materials provided but feel free to bring your own supplies. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 29. $10. Registration: 570-828-2319.

    Christmas Naturally. Make and take your own one-of-a-kind tree ornaments and holiday decorations using a variety of natural items. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. Stop by anytime between 3 and 7 p.m. Free. 570-403-2006.

    Susquehanna Trailers Hike, seven moderate miles at Milford Cliffs, Raymondskill Falls and the Million Dollar Outhouse trails. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 315 and Oak Street, Dupont. 9:45 a.m. Dec. 6. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-655-4979.

    Winter Ecology Hike to learn how plants and animals survive the elements. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 6. $5. 570-828-2319.

    Winterfest Visit to Lacawac, a seasonal, one-mile hike to tour the field station. Bring a travel mug to fill with coffee or tea before the hike. Followed by a lunch of homemade soups. Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 10 a.m. Dec. 13. $20. Reservations: 570-689-9494.

    Francis Walter Dam Hike, five miles. Meet at the Sears Auto Center, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11:45 a.m. Dec. 13. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-825-7200.

    Cherry Run Hike, six moderate miles on the Cherry Run Trail Connector at Ricketts Glen State Park. Meet at the Dallas Shopping Center, Route 309. 10:45 a.m. Dec. 20. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-388-4060.

    Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area. Join Bob Wasilewski from the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society to see which birds are migrating in the park this fall. Meet at the parking lot by the Nesbitt Park boat launch in Wilkes-Barre. 8 a.m. Dec. 27. Free. 570-542-5948.

    Broad Mountain Hike, 11.5 moderate miles to the Broad Mountain Lookout. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. 9:45 a.m. Dec. 27. Bring lunch and water. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-825-7200.

    First Day Hike, a two-to-three-mile hike to start off the New Year. Meet at the Visitors Center of Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 p.m. Jan. 1. Free. 570-474-5884.

    Backyard Beekeeping, a class on “Preparing Your Apiary,” appropriate for honeybee enthusiasts, designed to support new and seasoned beekeepers. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14. $25. Registration: 570-842-1506.

    Backyard Beekeeping, a class on “Spring Apiary Management,” appropriate for honeybee enthusiasts, designed to support new and seasoned beekeepers. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. $25. Registration: 570-842-1506.

    Take an ‘Autumn Wander’ through the Paradise Price Preserve in Monroe County on Nov. 15.
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