THIS WEEK: July 12 to 18
All About Monarchs, hosted by the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail inside the Fidelity Fishing Shack Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area, 213 S 7th Ave., Scranton. 10 a.m. July 12. Learn about the life cycle of Monarch butterflies and what you can do to help save them. With Cheryl Nolan, a Watershed Specialist for the Lackawanna County Conservation District. lhva.org.
Group Rides on the Trail, bring your own bike for an approximately one hour ride along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail to Jermyn and back. 6 p.m. July 12, 19 and 26. Meet in the parking lot of Valley Community Library, 739 River St., Peckville. No fee. lhva.org.
Birding at Frances Slocum State Park, hosted by Wild Birds Unlimited and Bruce Troy. Bring your binoculars and enjoy a free-of-charge leisurely walk through the park to seek out beautiful birds, as summer is a great time for bird watching and enjoying nature. Meet in the parking lot of the Environmental Education Center and boat rental, 567 Mt. Olivet Rd., Wyoming at 8:30 a.m. July 15. For more information, call 570-675-9900.
Levee Walk, easy 6-mile hike, meet at Church Street Parking Lot in Kingston at 12:45 p.m. July 16, leave at 1 p.m. . Bring snack and water. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Leader Tom Barnard 570-388-4060.
Tuscarora Sate Park hike, moderate seven miles, meet at the Park & Ride on Rt. 309 near Blackman St. (across from Kmart) at 11:45 a.m. July 23 and leave at noon. Bring snack and water. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Leader Rich McNulty, 570-239-8237.
Loyalsock Trail (Haystacks) hike, difficult 7.5-mile hike, meet at Dallas Shopping Center, Route 309 in Dallas at 9:45 a.m. July 30, leave at 10 a.m. Bring lunch and water. Leader Rich McNulty 570-239-8237.
Family Canoe Trip on the Delaware, a leisurely two day paddling trip on the Delaware River sponsored by Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center. Aug. 22 and 23. River interpretation, swimming, fishing, bird watching and more. Camping one night along the river. $120 for nonmembers, $110 for members. $40 for non-paddling children under 12. For more information, call 570-629-3061.