THIS WEEK: Dec. 7 to 13, 2016
Christmas Naturally, creating one-of-a-kind tree ornaments and holiday decorations from natural items such as pine cones and milkweed pods. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Free. Registration: 570-403-2006.
Local Waterfowl, a birding trip for beginners and experienced birders with most birding done from your auto. Guided by Jon Thomas of the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Meet at the Weis Market parking lot, Route 29, Tunkhannock. 9 a.m. Dec. 10. Free. Registration: 570-586-3702.
Francis Walter Dam Hike, five difficult miles. Meet at the Sears Auto Center, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11:45 a.m. Dec. 11. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-825-7200.
Owl Moon Walk, seeking out owls on a full-moon evening at Lackawanna State Park, 1839 Abington Road, North Abington Township. 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14. Registration: 570-945-7110.
Cherry Run Trail Hike, six moderate miles at Ricketts Glen State Park. Meet at the Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 10:45 a.m. Dec. 18. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-388-4060.
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. Dec. 25 and Jan. 22. Free. 570-371-3951.
First Day Hike, two to three miles through the various habitat zones at Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. Meet 1 p.m. Jan. 1 at the Visitor Center. Free. Registration: 570-474-5884.