Outdoors Listings: Dec. 23 to 29, 2015

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THIS WEEK: Dec. 23 to 29, 2015

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.

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New Year’s Eve 5K Run, a road race sponsored by the Bloomsburg YMCA, 30 E. Seventh St. Dec. 31 with registration 5 to 6:45 p.m. and race at 7 p.m. $20 until Dec. 24; $25 thereafter. 570-784-0188 or bloomsburgy.org.

New Year’s Day Double-Header Hike, a 1.25-mile easy-paced hike along the Merry Hill Trail System at 10 a.m. Jan. 1 and a fast-paced 3-to-4-mile trek up Mount Minsi on the Appalachian Trail 1 p.m. Jan. 1. For the first hike, meet at the Merry Hill Trail System parking area, Merry Hill Road, Paradise Township. For the afternoon event, meet at the Appalachian Trail parking lot near Lake Lenape, off Mountain Road, Delaware Water Gap. $10. 570-424-1514.

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.

Promised Land Hike, seven moderate miles at Promised Land State Park. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 315 and Oak Street, Dupont. 10:45 a.m. Jan. 3. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-814-2803.

Guided Nature Hike, two easy miles. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 9 a.m. Jan. 9. Registration: 570-403-2006.

Who Lives There? A program on animal “houses” and how they protect themselves from the winter elements. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Jan. 9. $5. 570-629-3061.

Susquehanna Warrior Trail Hike, seven easy miles. Meet at the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission boat launch on Route 11, one mile past the SCI Retreat in Hunlock Creek. 11:45 a.m. Jan. 10. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-388-4060.

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.

All About Trail Cameras, an introduction to trail-camera photography to monitor animals. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Jan. 16. $5. 570-629-3061.

Owl Prowl, an indoor session with live owls followed by an outdoor walk to listen for owls. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 6 p.m. Jan. 16. Free. Registration: 570-403-2006.

Seven Tubs Natural Area Hike, five moderate miles with an optional three miles additional. Meet at the Sears Automotive Center, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11:45 a.m. Jan. 17. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-825-7200.

Eagle Watch, a field trip to the Upper Delaware River in search of bald eagles. Sponsored by the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22 and 29. $28. Registration: 570-629-3061.

Feeder Fidelity, a morning of banding birds at the feeders of the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 23. $5. 570-629-3061.

Nescopeck State Park Hike, six moderate miles. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street in Wilkes-Barre. 11:45 a.m. Jan. 24. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-825-7200.

Whose Track Is That? A study of animal tracks and the clues they provide. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 30. $5. 570-629-3061.

Gouldsboro State Park Hike, seven moderate miles. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 315 and Oak Street, Dupont. 10:45 a.m. Jan. 31. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-842-2230.

Lake Scranton Hike, seven easy miles. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 315 and Oak Street, Dupont. 11:45 a.m. Feb. 7. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-855-9896.

Sugar Notch Mountain Hike, six moderate miles. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street in Wilkes-Barre. 11:45 a.m. Feb. 21. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-735-4359.

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.

Wild Creek Cove Hike, six moderate miles at Beltsville State Park. Meet at the Sears Automotive Center, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11:45 a.m. Feb. 28. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-825-7200.

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