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THIS WEEK: NOV. 3 to 9, 2006

Whitetail Deer and Fall Mammals, an illustrated talk by naturalist Ethan Huner along with a buffet dinner. Pocono Environmental Education Center, off Route 209, Dingmans Ferry. Tonight, 7 to 9. $18. Reservations: 828-2319 or peec.org.

Morning Bird Walk with naturalist Rebecca Lesko. Endless Mountains Nature Center, 265 Vosburg Neck Road, off Route 6, Tunkhannock. Saturday at 8 a.m. Free. 836-7202 or emnconline.org.

Wild Winter Weather, a talk with Priscilla Bridenstein of the National Weather Service about coping with winter weather. Salt Springs State Park, Silver Creek Road, off Route 29, Franklin Forks. Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Registration: 967-7275.

Field Trip to Schuylkill County to join author and naturalist Scott Weidensaul on Saturday for a day studying the saw-whet owl. Sponsored by the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Information and registration: 639-5785.

Lackawanna State Park Hike, three moderate miles along the Hemlock and Two Ponds trails in Wallsville. Meet at the Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore. Sunday at 9:15 a.m. $5. 343-5144.

Bird-Feeding Basics. Learn about winter bird feeding, including types of feeders, placement and outwitting squirrels. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. Sunday at 1 p.m. Reservations: 403-2006.

Rails to Trails in Northeastern Pennsylvania, a detailed overview of the area trails. Presented by the Environmental Institute at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Tuesday at 7 p.m. $3. 961-7891.

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Covey Swamp Hike, three steep miles around the swamp and on the ridge for views of the Nesbitt Reservoir. Meet at the Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore. Nov. 12 at 9:15 a.m. $5. 343-5144.

Papermaking and Nature Journaling. Bring shredded junk mail and learn how to recycle it into pretty handmade papers. Also: exploring the art of nature journaling. Lacawac Sanctuary, off Ledgedale Road near Lake Wallenpaupack. Nov. 12, 1 to 3 p.m. $10. 689-9494 or lacawac.org.

Wanted! Barn Owls, a talk by Kevin Wenner of the state Game Commission about the effort to bring back this species, which has been in decline for several decades. Susquehanna Riverlands, Route 11, Shickshinny. Nov. 12 at 1:30 p.m. 542-2306.

Birding at Frances Slocum State Park. Meet in the parking lot of the Environmental Education Center and Boat Rental, off Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 at 8:30 a.m. Free. 675-9900.

Bears and Hares, Moles and Voles, Bats and Cats, a program about the 57 regional species of mammals living in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. Reservations: 403-2006.

Coon Hill Hike, three steep miles to an overlook of Lake Scranton and the city. Meet at the Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore. Nov. 19 at 9:15 a.m. $5. 343-5144.

Get Movin’ Hike, a moderately paced four-mile trek with rest stops to learn about natural history. Salt Springs State Park, Silver Creek Road, off Route 29, Franklin Forks. Nov. 19, 2 to 4:30 p.m. 967-7275.

Run for the Diamonds, the traditional Thanksgiving Day nine-mile run with diamonds awarded to the first seven male and female finishers. Downtown Berwick. Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m. 759-1300.

Renewable Energy: Is It the Only Answer to Our Energy Needs? A discussion of the extent to which clean, renewable energy sources can replace traditional ones. Susquehanna Riverlands, Route 11, Shickshinny. Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Free. 542-2306.

Barney’s Ledge Hike, three steep miles along the gravity railroad planes to a view of the Elmhurst Reservoir. Meet at the Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore. Dec. 3 at 9:15 a.m. $5. 343-5144.

New Year’s Day Hike, three steep miles to the overlook of the Lacawaxen River to watch for eagles. Followed by the traditional wiener roast. Meet at the Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore. Jan. 1 at 9:15 a.m. $5. 343-5144.

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