THIS WEEK: Oct. 5 to 11, 2016
Wednesday Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour trek on floating platforms into the unique environment of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 552 Cherry Lane Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 2. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
Fall Wildflower Walk, a flower identification hike with naturalist Jane Frye. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.
Backyard Beekeeping, an overview of the apiary established in January 2015. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6. $25. Registration: 570-842-1506.
Falling Leaves Family Nature Getaway, a weekend of interpretive hikes, animal presentations, square dancing, canoeing, campfires and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Oct. 7 to 10. $225 includes three nights lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Monday lunch. Reservations: 570-828-2319.
Night Hike, one easy mile of hiking in the dark. Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7. 570-676-3428.
Project Owlnet, a saw-whet owl-banding program open to the public on Friday nights at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. 570-629-3061.
The Big Sit! Join birders from the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society on the rooftop of the Cohen Science Center of Wilkes University, South River Street, Wilkes-Barre, to count bird species. Bring warm clothes, food, drink, sun block and a comfortable chair. Meet in the lobby Oct. 8 at any of the following times for roof access: 6:45, 9 and 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Register by Oct. 6 by emailing [email protected]
Birding at Frances Slocum, a leisurely walk to seek out songbirds with Bruce Troy of Wild Birds Unlimited. Meet at the parking lot of the Environmental Education Center, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 8:30 a.m. Oct. 8. Free. 570-675-9900.
Autumn’s Aromas, a 1.5-hour “olfactory” walk to sniff out smells in the autumn woods. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Oct. 8. $6. 570-629-3061.
Sketching Nature, with local scientific illustrator Kelly Finan. No drawing experience necessary. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 1 p.m. Oct. 8. $5. Registration: 570-967-7275.
Loyalsock Trail Hike, eight difficult miles. Bring lunch and water. Meet at the Dallas Shopping Center on Memorial Highway. 9:45 a.m. Oct. 9. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-825-7200.
Heritage Day, with demonstrations of old-time skills, live animals, crafts for kids, music by Jay Smar, Native American display and more. Lawn areas near Pavilions 1 and 2, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 9. 570-696-9105.
Art in Nature Walk, a peaceful walk in the woods with Deb Dick who talks about how to keep an illustrated nature journal. Bear Creek Camp, 3601 Bear Creek Blvd., Bear Creek Village. 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 9. $10. Reservations: 570-310-1781.
Nature Photography, a class for beginners. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 1 p.m. Oct. 9. $5. 570-967-7275.
Fall Foliage Hike, three moderate miles on the Skyline Trail overlooking the Lehigh Gorge in Hickory Run State Park, White Haven. Meet at the Gould Trail parking area along Route 534. 10 a.m. Oct. 10. Registration: 570-474-5884.