Outdoors Listings: July 22 to 28, 2015
THIS WEEK: July 22 to 28, 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. 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 9. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Hiking Series, a 3.5-mile hike on the Gamewire Trail at Hickory Run State Park. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 9 a.m. July 22. Free. 570-403-2006.
Yoga at Salt Springs, for all ages and levels. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 6 p.m. July 23 and 25; Aug 1 and 13. $5. 570-967-7275.
Family Stream Exploration to learn about mudbugs, dragonflies and other critters living in the creek. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 9 a.m. July 25. 570-403-2006.
Harveys Lake BRWalk. Bike, run or walk nine miles around the lake to benefit Candy’s Place: A Cancer Wellness Center. July 25 with registration at 9 a.m. and staggered starts beginning at 10 a.m. $15 advance; $20 day of event. 570-714-8800.
Butterfly Count, the annual event sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association to assess butterfly populations throughout the U.S. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 9:30 a.m. July 25. $5. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Wild Edibles Walk. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to noon July 25. Free. 570-828-2319.
Hike the D&L, an easy four-mile hike on the Greater Hazleton Rail Trail Gateway. Meet at the Tannery entrance at Lehigh Gorge State Park. 10 a.m. July 25. 570-714-1953.
Hike at Pasold Farm, a moderately difficult walk through the Pasold Farms Nature Preserve with ancient oaks and a “kissing tree.” Meet at the parking lot on Pasold Farm Drive, off Spruce Cabin Road, Canadensis. 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 25. Free. Registration: 570-839-2210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monarchs and Other Pollinators, learning about Monarch butterflies, making milkweed-seed dirt balls, catching insects, pollinator play and a slide show. Wheaton House, Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 10 a.m. July 25. $5. 570-967-7275.
Earthen Healing, learning about the healing powers of plants, which species cure various ailments and how to prepare them for use. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. July 25. $5. 570-828-2319.
Wolf Creek Falls Hike, seven difficult miles up a mountain to the falls and beyond to the reservoir. Meet at the north end of the Wal-Mart parking lot, off Route 61 in the Coal Creek Commerce Center in Saint Clair. 1 p.m. July 25. Registration: 570-467-2506.
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. 2 p.m. July 25. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Life in a Log, examining dead logs for creatures including salamanders, centipedes and ground beetles. Meet in the far back corner of the Big Pines parking area at Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 5 p.m. July 25. 570-696-9105.
Pennsylvania’s Native Reptiles and Amphibians. Locust Lake State Park Amphitheater, 687 Tuscarora Park Road, Barnesville. 6 p.m. July 25. 570-467-2404.
Star Bright, Moon Light, an evening with the Lackawanna Astronomical Club with a short presentation followed by stargazing through telescopes. Meet at Pavilion #3 at Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 9 p.m. July 25. Not for young children. 570-696-9105.
Valmont Bog Orchid Walk, a PowerPoint presentation followed by a trek through the bog to observe native and rare orchids with Bob Sprague of the Native Orchid Conference. Sponsored by the North Branch Land Trust at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. July 26. Directions provided upon registration. $15. Registration: 570-696-5545.
Bridge the Gap, a kayak paddle on Pickerel Pond. Beginners welcome. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to noon July 26. Call to reserve a kayak. 570-828-2319.
Tuscarora State Park Hike, seven moderate miles with an optional cable crossing (or bring water shoes). Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. 11:45 a.m. July 26. 570-645-9617.
Black Diamond Trail Ride, a 10-mile downhill bicycle ride. Meet July 26 at Pocono Biking Outfitters in White Haven at 12:30 p.m. if shuttling or renting bicycles; otherwise meet at the Mountain Top trailhead parking area on Route 437 at 1 p.m. Helmets required. 570-714-1953.
Butterfly Walk, a search through the fields and around the ponds for butterflies and dragonflies. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. July 26. $5. 570-828-2319.
Ecozone Discovery Room. Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave or dig in a fossil pit in this indoor discovery room with hands-on exhibits on natural history and the environment. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 4 p.m. July 26. $2. 570-828-2319.
Two-Wheeled Tour. Bike the roads and trails around Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 1 p.m. July 26. Free. 570-967-7275.
Keystone Active Zone Passport, a free program that encourages people to get outside and active at more than 50 parks, trails and events in Luzerne County. Earn awards and win prizes by exploring the county and logging your discoveries. Join anytime by registering at KAZpassport.com or call 570-823-2191.