When it comes to our knowledge of the natural world, what we don’t know (or what we have been misinformed about via social media or exaggerated claims often fueled by fear) can cause harm. These misunderstandings sometimes lead to unfortunate outcomes for the targeted species.
LAKE ARIEL, PA — Lacawac Sanctuary has announced that the fourth annual Lake to Lake 8k Trail Run will take place on Sunday, October 15 on the trails of Lacawac. It has added a 5k run/walk for 2017 in addition to the 8k and Dog Woods Walk.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) is the recipient of a major collection of flies, tied by the world’s pre-eminent fly tyers, past and present.
You’ve probably walked on a forest path or even a secondary road this summer in the morning when it was still cool and spotted bright red or orange newts on the trail or roadway. These are the commonly found red efts, or the immature stage of the red-spotted newt. Almost a florescent orange, they look as if they want to be found.
The Old Man phoned that day. He called me “ToTo.” I don’t know why, but hope it was out of some semblance of affection. He could be warm and charming at times, more often, short tempered and difficult. Probably related to his constant hip pain, medicated with various whiskies.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Join Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei, for a haiku hike, “Amid Summer Silence.” Walk along the Upper Delaware River with stops along the way for writing, reading and reciting spontaneously created haiku. Emphasis on “Zen Beginner’s Mind” means that no writing experience is necessary.
Forests of the Upper Delaware River region are currently filled with the sounds of summer insects. I enjoy hearing them signal the rising heat of the day, or falling asleep with the windows open as the mesmerizing calls bring the night alive.
COCHECTON, NY — There will be a corn plot variety demonstration held across from Cochecton Mills Inc. (30 Depot Rd.) on August 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will feature 14 different corn varieties, and representatives from both Cochecton Mills Inc.
BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy announces a free community picnic event, Saturday, September 16 from 4 to 8 p.m.
I have been seeing something this summer that, for the most part, has been missing during the last few summers. The once plentiful monarch butterfly, which I did not see in the wild, or saw only one or two a year, has become easier to spot this year.