Corn plot variety demo

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.

TRR photos by Scott Rando

This is one of several monarch butterflies seen at Shohola Marsh on a day in early August. Most of them were feeding on nectar from the many wildflowers along the access roads. Although I saw lots of milkweed, most of the feeding damage I observed was from milkweed tussock caterpillars, not monarch caterpillars.

A few more monarchs around this summer

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.

TRR photos by Sandy Long

The Delaware Highlands Mushroom Society is seeking photos of polypore mushrooms found in the Upper Delaware River region, such as this edible species, Chicken of the Woods. Polypores are also sometimes referred to as shelf mushrooms due to their tendency to grow from the sides of trees.

Fascinated with fungi?

You are walking along a forested trail when a glowing orange mass among the trees catches your attention. Closer inspection reveals it to be a beautiful bracket fungus commonly called Chicken of the Woods.

Outdoors fun at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), located at 538 Emery Rd., has a variety of entertainments planned for the whole family over the next couple of weekends. Unless otherwise noted, registration is required. call 570/828-2319 or email peec@peec.org

Creamworks to host farm tour

WAYMART, PA — The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau will sponsor a legislative farm tour at Creamworks Creamery, 1557 Creek Dr., on August 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour will showcase the growth of Amy and Chuck Theobald’s dairy farm into a full-fledged creamery that produces value-added products such as flavored milks, butter and ice cream.

Guided nature walk

BETHEL, NY — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a free guided Nature Walk on Saturday, August 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. The walk is held on the Conservancy’s woodland trail located within its Bethel, NY property—119 acres of conserved farm and forest land.



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