Outdoors


TRR photo by Sandy Long

This fishfly was found along the Lackawaxen River in Pike County, PA. Like many other aquatic insects, fishflies are bioindicators of good water quality, an important reason to appreciate their presence here. Visit bugguide.net/node/view/4156 for more information about the fishfly depicted above. 
 

Drama on the Delaware

As Delaware River water levels recede after recent rains and the river returns to its clear flowing nature, an evening stroll and scan of its serene surface reveals an interface alive with an unfolding drama.


TRR photos by Scott Rando
In midair, a male peregrine falcon, right, hands off a small bird to his mate. The male still has feathers on his beak and right talon.

Peregrine

Imagine for a moment that both you and your spouse are trained pilots, and you each have identical aircraft.

‘Bug Week’ 2017

The first week of June finally arrived. For us fly fishermen, this week has always been known as “Bug Week.” This is about the time every year when the waters of the Upper Delaware turn to bug soup for a while. So far, this year is living up to the name and visiting fly fishermen are very happy.


Watershed stewards Lenore Weisse and Leatrice Langer talk to boaters at the Lackawaxen Access.

NPS seeks Watershed Stewards

HAWLEY, PA — The National Park Service, Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River seeks outdoor enthusiasts to donate a few hours of their time as Watershed Stewards. They would work at some of the busiest Upper Delaware River boat launches and access points on weekends from June 3 through September 4.


TRR photos by Sandy Long

The month of June is a busy time for turtles. This one lost its life when it encountered a vehicle while crossing a road in the Upper Delaware River region. According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, thousands of turtles are killed each year when they are struck by vehicles as they migrate to their nesting areas. Make it a point to drive more slowly during the upcoming weeks, especially while traveling on roads near rivers and marshy areas.

Wildlife welfare

One of the most wonderful aspects of spring is the refreshing energy of new life. But with that rise, the risk to regional wildlife increases as well, putting many species in harm’s way as their paths and purposes interface with ours.

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