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THIS WEEK: MARCH 4 to 10, 2011

State Game Lands 141 Hike, nine moderate miles. Meet at the Park & Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Bring a lunch. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 825-7200.

Introduction to Orienteering. Learn to use a map and compass on the orienteering course. Equipment provided. Pocono Environmental Education Center, Brisco Mountain and Emery roads, Dingmans Ferry. Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m. $5. Reservations: 828-2319.

Planting and Care of Trees and Shrubs in Home Landscapes, presented by Penn State Extension Community Forester Vinnie Cotrone. Luzerne County West Side Annex, 2009 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Wednesday at 1 p.m. $5. Reservations: 825-1701.

FUTURE

Bird Watching Walk to seek out migrating ducks, juncos and bluebirds. Meet at the Russell Hill Church, Route 6, Tunkhannock. March 11 at 9 a.m. $3. Registration: 836-3835.

Sugar Shack Ramble. Take an orienteering expedition to the Two Saps Sugar Shack using a map and compass. Followed by cocoa and pancakes with fresh maple syrup. Pocono Environmental Education Center, Brisco Mountain and Emery roads, Dingmans Ferry. March 12, 9 a.m. to noon. $10, $5 children. Reservations: 828-2319.

Fly Fishing Seminar, including talks on equipment, casting, strategy, fly typing, basic entomology and local fishing areas. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. March 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $8. Reservations: 629-3061.

The Mystery of Maple Sugaring. Discover how maple sugar is tapped and produced in this indoor and outdoor program at Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. March 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Registration: 403-2006.

Black and White Photography Tour. Grab your cameras and tour the historic buildings at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, Brisco Mountain and Emery roads, Dingmans Ferry. March 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $15. Reservations: 828-2319.

Tubs Natural Area Hike, six moderate miles. Meet at the Sears Automotive parking lot, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. March 13 at 11:45 a.m. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 457-0527.

Family Nature Walk: Wildlife That Move Us, an outdoor exploration of animal movement to celebrate National Wildlife Week. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. March 13, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Registration: 828-2319.

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