THIS WEEK: March 22 t0 28, 2017
Forgotten Spruce Forest Birds. Biologist Doug Gross will teach about the state’s endangered and rare bird species that live in the mountain conifer forests. Learn how and why it is important to protect the forest habitats. The event starts at 7 p.m. March 24 at Nescopeck State Park. Free, registration required. Call 570-403-2006.
Tree Pruning Class, learn how to maintain optimum health and beauty by properly pruning your landscape and fruit trees. Jim Kessler will discuss and demonstrate pruning on several species and explain why, where, how, what and when to prune. $10 per person, $5 for members. The event is 10 a.m. March 25, at Salt Springs Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Montrose. Call 570-967-7275 for more information.
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. March 26. Free. 570-371-3951.
Mocanaqua Loop Trail, seven difficult miles. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. 11:45 a.m. March 26. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-825-7200.
Woods in Your Backyard, a workshop desinged to teach participants how to create and enhance natural areas around their home. Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 1. To register, visit bit.ly/2lQw1gd or call 570-825-1701.
Mushroom Inoculation. Learn how to grow Shiitake mushrooms on wooden logs with a take-home specimen. Endless Mountains Nature Center, 1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. April 15. Free. 570-836-3835.
Hawley Earth Fest Celebration, celebrate Mother Earth April 21-23 during the Downtown Hawley Partnership event in conjunction with the Pike/Wayne Conservation. In its fourth year, events include learning about natural surroundings.
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. April 23. Free. 570-371-3951.