THIS WEEK: Oct. 19 to 25, 2016
Nature’s Bounty, a hike to observe the natural world in the autumn. Josie Porter Farm, 6514 Cherry Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 19. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Being Prepared: Overnight Survival, how to make the best of an unintended night in the outdoors. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.
Golden Hawk Watch, a one-to-two mile walk to the Council Cup Overlook to spend an afternoon learning about the fall raptor migration. Bring a lunch or snack. Meet at Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums to carpool to the site. 11 a.m. Oct. 21. Free. Registration: 570-403-2006.
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. 21 and 28. 570-629-3061.
Stretch and Sketch, a hike-and-draw session with artist-in-residence Heidi VanLeuven. No experience necessary; age 16 and older. Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 22. $10 includes a sketch kit. Registration: 570-689-9494.
Laurel Hill Cemetery Walk, with readings introducing visitors to some of the buried individuals. Also: gravestone symbolism, epitaphs and restoration efforts. Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 11 a.m. Oct. 22. Registration: 570-296-9630.
Live Bats: Fact or Fiction, understanding the benefits provided by bats with naturalist Susan Gallagher. Wild Birds Unlimited, Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 1 p.m. Oct. 22. Free Halloween candy for the children. 570-675-9900.
Jack-O-Lantern Jog, a three-mile run and one-mile fun run for children age 5 and older along the Luzerne County National Recreation Trail, followed by family fun including games for children, basket raffle and desserts. Greater Pittston YMCA, 10 N. Main St. Oct. 23 with registration at 7:30 a.m. and event at 9:30 a.m. Costumes recommended. $15 one-mile; $30 three-mile. Register at runsignup.com.
Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area, sponsored by the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Meet at the parking lot by the Nesbitt Park boat launch in Wilkes-Barre, accessed via First Avenue. 8 a.m. Oct. 23, Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 22. Free. 570-371-3951.
Levee Walk, six easy miles along the Susquehanna River levee. Meet at the Church Street parking lot in Kingston. Bring a snack and water. 12:45 p.m. Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-388-4060.
Sunday for Singles. Explore nature while meeting new people. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 23. Free. 570-828-2319.
Last Fall Footsteps, the last hike of the season along Deer Trail to look for birds, animals and interesting plants. Meet at the Environmental Education Building, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 1 p.m. Oct. 23. 570-696-9105.