THIS WEEK: Nov. 9 to 15, 2016
Live Mammals, close-up looks at furry friends from the Second Chance Wildlife Center. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.
Veterans Freedom Hike, a tour of the Sanctuary grounds ending at a National Natural Landmark. Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 11. $5; free for veterans. 570-689-9494.
Autumn’s Sounds, an auditory ramble through the trails of the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Nov. 12. $6. 570-629-3061.
Public Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour trek on floating platforms to explore the northern boreal bog. Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 166 Cherry Lane Road. 2 p.m. Nov. 12. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Stoney Creek Hike, eight difficult miles. Meet at the Sears Auto Center, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 9:45 a.m. Nov. 13. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-283-1312.
Mystery Birding Trip, a field trip where the destinations and target birds are not revealed until the day of the trip. Meet at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $24 includes transportation. Bring a lunch and binoculars. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Cancertacular 5K Walk and Run, a fundraiser for local children and their families who are affected by cancer. Memorial Park, Hill Street, Jessup. Nov. 19 with registration 8 to 9:15 a.m., followed by the event. $20. Info at scrantonrunning.com.
Turkey Trot, a 5K Walk and Fun Run to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 19. $20. Registration online at go.geisinger.org or call 800-322-5437.
River of Rocks Hike, seven moderate miles at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton. Bring lunch and water. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. 9:45 a.m. Nov. 20. $9 entrance fee required. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-825-7200.
Paradise-Price Preserve Hike, an easy one-mile guided woods walk followed by an optional trail walk leading to waterfalls. Meet at the parking area on Henry’s Crossing Road in Paradise Township. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Free. Registration: 570-839-1120.
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. Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 22. Free. 570-371-3951.
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. 27. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-806-1754.
Tubs Natural Area Hike, five moderate miles (with an optional three extra miles). Meet at the Sears Auto Center, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11:45 a.m. Dec. 4. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-457-0527.
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.
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.
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.