Outdoors Listings: Nov. 18 to 24, 2015

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THIS WEEK: Nov. 18 to 24, 2015

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.

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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. on Dec. 4. Free. 570-403-2006.

Herbal Teas, a walk around the preserve to find various plants for tea-making. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Dec. 5. $5. 570-629-3061.

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.

Disco Hike, a “discovery” walk to search for things the natural world has to offer. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Dec. 12. $5. 570-629-3061.

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.

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