THIS WEEK: Nov. 15 to 21
Hawk Mountain. Difficult 7 mile hike. Meet at the Park & Ride on Rte 309 near Blackman St. (across from KMART) at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 19 and leave at 10 a.m. Bring lunch and water. Hike includes rock scrambles. Leader Rich McNulty 570- 239-8237. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club.
Guided Hike at Hickory Run State Park: Hawk Falls and Orchard Trail, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 19. Meet at Hawk Falls trailhead parking lot, about 4.5 miles west of park office on Route 534. The walk will be slow enough to observe wildlife. Please bring water and a snack, wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and register at events.dcnr.pa.gov or 570-443-0400.
Tubs Natural Area, moderate 5 + 3 mile hike. Meet at the Sears Auto Center, Wyoming Valley Mall at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 3 and leave at noon. Bring snack and water. We will all hike the first 5 miles. At your discretion you may join the hike leader for an additional 3 miles. Leader Rita Skechus 570-457-0527. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club.
Francis Walter Dam. Difficult 5 mile hike. Meet at the Sears Auto Center, Wyoming Valley Mall at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 10 and leave at noon. Bring snack and water. Leader Rich McNulty 570-239-8237. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club.
Cherry Run Trail-Connector (Little Cherry Run) at Ricketts Glen State Park. Moderate 6 mile hike. Meet at Dallas Shopping Center, Route 309 in Dallas at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 17 and leave at 11 a.m. Bring lunch and water. Leader Tom Barnard 570-388-4060. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club.
Wyoming Valley Levee. Easy 5 mile hike. Meet at Levee parking lot next to Midway Shopping Center (across from Swetland Homestead) on US Route 11 at 12:45 p.m. Dec. 31 and leave at 1 p.m. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club.
Birds like this Cardinal will be the subject of a workshop at the Piedmont Physic Garden from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 15. The workshop will be conducted by Rusty Wilson, a graduate of Clemson University with a major in Zoology. Wilson’s presentation will include photos he has taken of birds in his backyard and nearby parks as well as a brief history on each bird.