Outdoors Listings: Dec. 2 to 8, 2015

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THIS WEEK: Dec. 2 to 8, 2015

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.

Homemade for the Holidays. Stop by the environmental education center to create an ornament using natural materials such as pine cones, milkweed pods and teasel. Lackawanna State Park, 1839 Abington Road, North Abington Township. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5. 570-945-3239.

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.

Preparing Your Garden for Spring Blooms, a Master Gardener session on selection of plants from garden catalogues and garden design. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 6 p.m. Dec. 8. $4. 570-654-9565.

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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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