Outdoors Listings: July 29 to Aug. 4, 2015
THIS WEEK: July 29 to Aug. 4, 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.
Long Loop Hike, nine moderate miles on the Crow, Lake View and Spirit trails at Tuscarora State Park, 687 Tuscarora Park Road, Barnesville. 10:30 a.m. July 29. 570-467-2506.
Amazing Animals. Meet a grey fox, opossum, porcupine, flying squirrel and an albino crow introduced by Kathy Uhler of the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. Endless Mountains Nature Center, 1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. July 30. $5. Registration: 570-836-3835.
Women’s Weekend, a relaxing getaway with nature hikes, canoeing, campfires and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. July 31 to Aug. 2. $199 includes two nights lodging and six meals. Reservations: 570-828-2319.
Full Blue Moon Hike, a short walk in the moonlight at Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 8 p.m. July 31. Free. 570-967-7275.
The Edible, Ecological and Easier Garden, how to make gardening easier by working with nature including deep sheet mulching, building supportive plant guilds, choosing hardy and disease-free edibles and designing for passive rainwater harvest. With Nicole Luttrell of Deeply Rooted Design. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Aug. 1. $10. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Susquehanna Warrior Trail Bike Ride, six miles round trip. Meet at the trailhead parking lot next to the Union Boat Launch and bike to the Shickshinny Forward Car Show and back with a side trip to the historic cemetery along the trail. 11 a.m. Aug. 1. 570-714-1953.
Yoga at Salt Springs, for all ages and levels. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 6 p.m. Aug 1 and 13. $5. 570-967-7275.
Butterflies and Moths, learning the difference between the two and collecting specimens. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1. $5. 570-967-7275.
Mountain Springs Lake Trail Hike, eight moderate miles at Ricketts Glen State Park. Meet at the Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 9:45 a.m. Aug. 2. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-346-8010.
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 Aug. 2. Call to reserve a kayak. 570-828-2319.
Frog Frenzy, an afternoon at the ponds and streams gently catching and releasing these hopping amphibians. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 2. $5. 570-828-2319.
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.