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THIS WEEK: May 9 to 15, 2014


Warbler Weekend, with guided hikes and bird identification by sight, sound and habitat. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Tonight through Sunday. $205 includes lodging and meals. 570-828-2319.


North American Migration Count, the annual woodland walk to identify and count birds. Salt Springs State Park, Silver Creek Road, Montrose. 7 a.m. Saturday. Free. 570-945-3239.


Waverly Waddle 5K Walk and Run, the annual event through the scenic and historic village of Waverly. Meet at the back lawn of the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. Saturday with registration 8 to 8:45 a.m. and run/walk at 9 a.m. Followed by a free Junior Waddle for ages 8 and under. $25. 570-586-8191 or waverlycomm.org.


Birding at Frances Slocum State Park, with Bruce Troy of Wild Birds Unlimited. Meet in the parking lot at the Environmental Education Center and Boat Rental, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Free. 570-675-9900.


Candy’s Place Rainbow Walk, the 17th annual event to benefit Candy’s Place: The Center for Cancer Wellness. Kirby Park, Market Street, Wilkes-Barre. Saturday with registration at 9 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. $25 advance; $30 day of event. 570-714-8800.


Forest Wildlife Habitat Restoration Program, a workshop followed by an exploratory walk through the projects in the Milford Experimental Forest after recent gas-pipeline upgrades. Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Reservations: 570-226-3164.


Family Fishing. Learn the basics and then try your luck on the ponds. Equipment provided; no fishing licenses necessary. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. $10 children; $5 adults. 570-828-2319.


A Bounty of Woodland Wildflowers, a 1.5-hour stroll to observe the annual explosion of spring wildflowers along the trails of Kettle Creek. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Saturday. $5. 570-629-3061.


Cranberry Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour exploration of the northern boreal bog with novel plant and animal life. Meet at the Bog parking lot, 166 Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville. 2 p.m. Saturday. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Prompton State Park Hike, nine moderate miles. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 315, Dupont. 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Bring lunch and water. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-346-8010.


Mother’s Day Bike Ride, an 8- to 10-mile ride on the Lehigh Gorge Trail. Meet at the White Haven Trailhead parking lot at the end of South Main Street in White Haven. 1 p.m. Sunday. Wide-tire bikes recommended. 570-714-1953.


Conservation Volunteer Work Day, to help remove invasive species throughout Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Registration: 570-403-2006.


Birding the Bog, an early-morning stroll through the unique habitat to seek out migrants. Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 166 Cherry Lane Road. 7 a.m. Tuesday. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Safe Boating Classes, a certification course for ages 12 and older, presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla. American Legion, 4907 Memorial Highway, Harveys Lake. Four-hour sessions 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Future classes will be held on June 17-18. $25. Reservations: 570-815-0471.


Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society Annual Banquet, with a presentation on Pennsylvania’s indigenous birds of prey including live raptors. Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, off Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. 6 p.m. Wednesday. $35. Reservations: 570-479-0400.


Cranberry Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour exploration of the northern boreal bog with novel plant and animal life. Meet at the Bog parking lot, 166 Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville. 1 p.m. Wednesdays through June 25. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Keystone Active Zone Passport, a free program that encourages people to get outside and active at more than 50 outdoor recreation sites and events within a 10- to 60-mile drive of anywhere in Luzerne County from family bike rides to trail hikes to river festivals to quiet nature preserves. Earn awards and win prizes by logging your discoveries on line through Sept. 30. Join anytime by registering at KAZpassport.com or call 570-970-5040.


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Rockin’ Red Run, a 5K race and Family Fun Walk to benefit the Wyoming and Susquehanna Counties American Red Cross. Meet at the Lake Carey Volunteer Fire Company, 18 Siren Road, Tunkhannock. May 17 with registration 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and event at 9 a.m. $15 advance; $20 day of race. 570-836-2626.


Bird Walk, focusing on bird identification with Darryl Speicher of the Pocono Avian Research Center. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 8 to 10 a.m. May 17. $5. 570-828-2319.


Bluebird Walk, a hike along the Bluebird Trails to check the boxes for baby birds. Meet in the parking lot next to the pool area. Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 9 a.m. May 17. Free. 570-675-9900.


Jorge’s Walk to Defeat ALS, a two-mile benefit event for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Bloomsburg Town Park, off Market Street. May 17 with registration at 9 a.m. and walk at 10:30 a.m. 724-816-1246.


Northeast MS Walk, 3.75 miles around downtown Wilkes-Barre to raise awareness of MS. Martz Amphitheater, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. May 17 with registration at 10 a.m. and walk at 11 a.m. 800-227-2108.


Celebration of Life Walk, the annual event sponsored by the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross. Choose from a one-mile or five-mile route. Whispering Willows Park, Conyngham. May 17 beginning at 10:45 a.m. with a tribute to the Armed Forces followed by the walk and ending with a tribute to blood donors at 12:30 p.m. along with a picnic, music and prizes. $5. Registration: 570-455-9517.


Walks and Talks. A guided tour of the historic gardens including hundreds of flowering bulbs. Visitor Center, Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 11 a.m. May 17. $8; $7 seniors. 570-296-9630.


Pro Series: Herpetology, an in-depth look at amphibians and reptiles of the area. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 4 p.m. May 17. $20. 570-828-2319.


Honey, Have You Seen the Bees? A talk on honeybees with a hive display and honey sampling. Salt Springs State Park, Silver Creek Road, Montrose. 1 p.m. May 17. 570-945-3239.


Wildflower Walk, for age 18 and older. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 2 p.m. May 17. Free. Registration: 570-403-2006.


Native Plant Gardening Weekend, with sessions on garden design to include native plants and pollinators. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. May 17 and 18. $150 includes lodging and meals. 570-828-2319.


Century Day 2014, the annual birding marathon that forges through the forests, fields and wetlands of Monroe County on a quest to find 100 species of birds in one day. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 18. $65 includes van transportation and lunch. Reservations: 570-629-3061.


Bird Walk, a trek through the woods, fields and wetlands of the 400-acre preserve to identify birds. Meet at the parking lot of the Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve, Route 171 and Stack Road, one mile north of Thompson. 7 a.m. May 18. 570-727-3362.


March for Babies, the annual March of Dimes fundraising walk with WBRE newsanchor Candice Kelly, DJ music, costumed characters, face painting and more. King’s College Betzler Field, off Highland Park Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre Township. May 18 with registration at 9:30 a.m. and the one-mile walk kicking off at 10:30 a.m. Info at marchforbabies.org.


Vosburg Hike, six moderate miles. Meet at the Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 11:45 a.m. May 18. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-406-3173.


Cranberry Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour exploration of the northern boreal bog with unique plant and animal life. Meet at the Tannersville Cranberry Bog parking lot, 166 Cherry Lane Road. 1 p.m. May 18. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Birding the Bog, an early-morning stroll through the unique habitat to seek out migrants. Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 166 Cherry Lane Road. 7 a.m. May 20. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Live Animal Presentation: Biodiversity, a lineup of animals including a scorpion, rat, owl, giant toad, snake and bat along with a talk on the interrelationships of living things. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 20. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.


Spring Fling Family Nature Getaway Weekend, with interpretive hikes, animal presentations, fishing, canoeing, crafts, campfires and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. May 23 to 26. $210 includes lodging and meals. 570-828-2319.


Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area, with the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Meet at the parking lot near the Nesbitt Park boat launch, Wilkes-Barre. 8 a.m. May 25. Free. 570-542-5948.


Bear Mountain State Park Hike, six difficult miles. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 315, Dupont. 8:45 a.m. May 25. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-825-7200.


Northeastern Pennsylvania Heart Walk, a non-competitive walk with prizes and activities for all ages. Kirby Park, off Market Street in Wilkes-Barre. May 31 with registration at 9 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. Registration at www.heart.org/northeastpawalk or 614-396-3507.


High Knob Vista Hike, nine difficult miles. Meet at the Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 9:45 a.m. June 1. Bring lunch and water. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-825-7200.


Wild Edibles Walk to identify food provided by nature. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to noon June 1. $10. 570-828-2319 or peec.org.


Sundays for Singles. Explore nature and meet new people. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. June 1. Free. 570-828-2319 or peec.org.


National Trails Day. Volunteer for a morning of trail cleanup work. Snacks provided. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 9 a.m. to noon June 7. 570-828-2319 or peec.org.


Amphibian and Reptile Ramble, searching for frogs, salamanders, turtles and snakes along Kettle Creek. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to noon June 7. $5. 570-629-3061.


Reptiles and Snakes, close-up looks at the black rat, eastern ribbon and corn snakes. Wild Birds Unlimited, Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 1 p.m. June 7. Free. 570-675-9900.


Family Fishing. Learn the basics, then try your luck on the ponds. Equipment provided. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 2 to 4 p.m. June 7. $5 adults, $10 children. 570-828-2319 or peec.org.


Lake Scranton Hike, seven easy miles. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 315, Dupont. 12:45 p.m. June 8. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-388-6553.


Ecozone Discovery Room. Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave and dig in a fossil pit to discover clues to natural history, sustainability and the local environment. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 4 p.m. June 8. $2. 570-828-2319 or peec.org.


Walk Two Miles in My Shoes, the annual fundraiser for the RSDA (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association). McDade Park, 22 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton. June 8 with registration at noon and walk at 1 p.m. $10. 570-876-4034.


Wildflower Walk, a trek through the woods, fields and wetlands of the 400-acre preserve to seek out wildflowers. Meet at the parking lot of the Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve, Route 171 and Stack Road, one mile north of Thompson. 2 p.m. June 8. 570-727-3362.


Amphibians and Reptiles of the Bog, an official survey with sightings submitted to the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey, a state-wide project. Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 166 Cherry Lane Road. 1 p.m. June 10. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.


An Exploration of the Tannersville Bog by Canoe or Kayak, a special perspective on the northern boreal bog. Bring your own watercraft and life jacket. Meet at the Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 166 Cherry Lane Road at 10 a.m. June 12. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Heritage Explorer Bike Tour, the fifth annual ride with out-and-back routes of 5, 11, 22 and 44 miles from Blakely Borough Recreation Complex in Peckville, proceeding on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail through Archbald, Jermyn, Carbondale, Simpson and Union Dale. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14. Info at lhva.org.


Birding at Frances Slocum State Park, with Bruce Troy of Wild Birds Unlimited. Meet in the parking lot at the Environmental Education Center and Boat Rental, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 8:30 a.m. June 14. Free. 570-675-9900.


Wild Edibles Walk to identify food provided by nature. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to noon June 14. $10. 570-828-2319 or peec.org.


Life in Swink Pond. Use buckets and nets to capture unusual life forms in a freshwater pond. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to noon June 14. $5. 570-629-3061.


Cranberry Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour exploration of the northern boreal bog with novel plant and animal life. Meet at the Bog parking lot, 166 Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville. 2 p.m. June 14. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Breakneck Ridge Hike, eight difficult miles with rock scrambles. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 315, Dupont. 7:45 a.m. June 15. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-825-7200.


Kestrel Field Trip, learning about the ecology and conservation of this colorful raptor by surveying kestrel nest boxes. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 18. $24. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Birding the Thomas Darling Preserve, a morning seeking out bird species in the tamarack bog surrounded by wetland and upland habitats. Meet at the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary in Bartonsville. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 19. $20. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Bioblitz, a 24-hour biological survey of the species found at the Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area in Blakeslee. Sponsored by the Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. From 3 p.m. June 20 to 3 p.m. June 21. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Hazleton Rails-to-Trails Hike, eight moderate miles. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 309, near Blackman Street in Wilkes-Barre. 11:45 a.m. June 22. Bring snacks and water. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-457-0527.


Bird Nests and Fledglings, a walk along Kettle Creek to discover the breeding behaviors of native birds. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 11 a.m. to noon. June 28. $5. 570-629-3061.


Glen Onoko Falls Hike, nine difficult miles. Meet at the Sears Automotive Center, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 9:45 a.m. June 29. Bring lunch and water. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-283-1312.


Cranberry Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour exploration of the northern boreal bog with novel plant and animal life. Meet at the Bog parking lot, 166 Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville. 1 p.m. June 29. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Close Encounters with Birds of Prey. Get up close to six live raptors including a golden eagle, peregrine falcon, saw-whet owl and more. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. July 12. Free. 570-996-1500.


Dragonfly Walk, a trek through the woods, fields and wetlands of the 400-acre preserve to learn about dragonflies. Meet at the parking lot of the Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve, Route 171 and Stack Road, one mile north of Thompson. 2 p.m. July 28. 570-727-3362.


Pauly Friedman 5K Family Walk and Run, a fundraiser for the Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Aug. 10 with registration at 8:30 a.m. Post-event party at the Banks Student Life Center. 570-823-5144.


Tree Walk, a trek through the woods, fields and wetlands of the 400-acre preserve to identify trees. Meet at the parking lot of the Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve, Route 171 and Stack Road, one mile north of Thompson. 2 p.m. Sept. 14. 570-727-3362.


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