Outdoor Listings: Oct. 28 to Nov. 3

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THIS WEEK: Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2015

Cranberry Bog Walk. Traverse the floating platforms of the northern boreal bog to study its flora and fauna on this 2.5-hour guided tour. Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 166 Cherry Lane Road. 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 4; 2 p.m. Nov. 14. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.

Birding Field Trip, an all-day birding adventure to the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in southern New Jersey, a migratory hotspot for a diversity of birds. Meet at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29. $24 includes bus transportation. Pack a lunch and binoculars; dinner stop will be made. Reservations: 570-629-3061.

Jack-O-Lantern 5K Walk and Run, sponsored by the Marywood University Lacrosse Team. Come in costume. Center for Athletics and Wellness on campus, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Oct. 31 with registration at 8:45 a.m. and race at 9:30 a.m. $15 includes a t-shirt. Entry form at marywoodpacers.com.

D&L Half Marathon, a run/walk along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor in a downhill course starting at Northern Lehigh High School in Slatington and finishing at Canal Street Park in Northampton. With a post-race buffet, finisher medals, top time and age-group awards and random prizes. 8 a.m. Nov. 1. Register at race.delawareandlehigh.org. or 610-923-3548.

Red Loop Hike, six moderate miles at the Bear Creek Preserve. Meet at the Sears Auto Center, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10:45 a.m. Nov. 1. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-735-4359.

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Owl Prowl, an exploration of the Vosburg area of Wyoming County in search of owls. Meet at the Weis Market, 600 Hunter Highway, Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Nov. 6. Registration: 570-639-5785.

Scenic Bike Train. Take a 25-mile train ride from Jim Thorpe to White Haven, then bicycle back at your own pace on the Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail past remains of the historic canal, picnic spots, scenic overlooks and railroad trestles. Bring your own bike or rent one from Pocono Biking. Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railways, 1 Susquehanna St., Jim Thorpe. 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7-8. $22; $40 with bike rental. 570-325-3654 or 610-562-2102.

Sign, Sign, Everywhere There’s Signs, indoor and outdoor programs on clues animals leave behind. Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Nov. 7. $5. 570-629-3061.

Border Hike, a leisurely walk along a stream working up to a moderate-to-difficult finish. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 11 a.m. Nov. 7. 570-967-7275.

Salt Springs Hike, seven moderate miles at Salt Springs State Park in Franklin Forks. Meet at the Dallas Shopping Center on Route 309. 10:45 a.m. Nov. 8. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-346-8010.

Easy Does It Hike, a leisurely walk through the woods to interpret natural history. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 8. Free. 570-828-2319.

Winter Bird-Feeding Seminar, with birder Evan Mann who shows how to make a bird feeder from recycled materials. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 1 p.m. Nov. 8. $5. 570-967-7275.

Natural Creations Workshop, making holiday decorations and gifts using natural materials collected from the forest. Bear Creek Preserve, 47 Rabbit Run Lane. 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 8. $10. Registration: 570-696-5545.

Backyard Beekeeping, an introduction to apiary equipment, types of hive boxes, protective gear, costs and more. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. $25. Registration: 570-842-1506.

Birding at Frances Slocum, a leisurely walk to seek out songbirds with Bruce Troy of Wild Birds Unlimited. Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 8:30 a.m. Nov. 14. Free. 570-675-9900.

Build an Ecosystem in a Jar, condensing an ecosystem down to the size of a glass jar which, if balanced properly, can stay healthy without interference. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Nov. 14. $5. 570-629-3061.

River of Rocks Hike, seven moderate miles at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. 9:45 a.m. Nov. 15. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-825-7200.

Lenape of the Eastern Woodlands, a session on the day-to-day activities, food, clothing and shelter of the Lenape culture. Age 10 and older. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 15. $20. 570-828-2319.

Milkweed, Monarchs and More, tracing the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly and the plight of their survival. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. 570-479-0400.

Live Reptile and Amphibian Show, with field naturalist Rick Koval who brings native snakes, frogs, salamanders and turtles. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.

Mystery Birding Trip. Join environmental educator Brian Hardiman who leads a field trip to a mystery birding destination. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Bring a lunch and binoculars. $24. Reservations: 570-629-3061.

Introduction to Astronomy. Step out for an evening of star gazing and learn about some of the many constellations in the sky. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. $10. 570-828-2319.

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. Nov. 22. Free. 570-542-5948.

Thousand Steps Hike, eight difficult miles at Glen Onoko Falls, Lehigh Gorge State Park. Meet at the Sears Auto Center, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 9:45 a.m. Nov. 22. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-283-1312.

Turkey Time Talk, information on the turkey’s life cycle, habitat and predators along with tips on hunting them and using turkey calls. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 1 p.m. Nov. 22. 570-967-7275.

Holiday Bows and Boughs. Create your own holiday decorations using natural materials. Evergreen boughs and wreathmaking materials provided but feel free to bring your own supplies. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 29. $10. Registration: 570-828-2319.

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. 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.

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.