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TRR photos by Hunter Hill

Fish, eagles and such

With spring and Easter comes the opening of trout season for local outdoorsman. For some, the hype is only for that opening day—a day to take their children to a local pond or stream and harvest some of the newly stocked trout.


TRR photo by Sandy Long
The McDade Recreational Trail ranges through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and features gravel pathways for hiking and bicycling, views of the Delaware River, farm fields and forests.

A trail to try

Spring has finally sprung, beckoning us outside with its beguiling charms. Taking to a trail is a wonderful way to connect with what’s happening as temperatures climb and daylight lengthens. One interesting option to consider is the long and winding McDade Recreational Trail in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.


Photo from the Route 6 Alliance Facebook

Hank Loftus, center, of the Dorflinger Glass Museum and Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary in White Mills, received the “Do 6” Heritage Community of the Year Award.

Updates from the Route 6 Alliance: bike tourism and award nominations

PENNSYLVANIA — Travelers pedaling across the country and on rail-trails have the potential of helping the local economy in a sustainable, “green” way. That’s the message that PA Route 6 Alliance would like to see businesses and communities embrace.


TRR photos by Sandy Long

True to its nocturnal nature, this Eastern red-backed salamander was on the move past midnight, making its way through the rain-dampened leaf litter. Though the stripe along the back in this species is usually more reddish, this specimen sported a pale orange coloration.

Fall afoot

As fall advances in the Upper Delaware River region, signs of animal activity remind us that winter is on its way. For now, the colorful foliage claims our attention, and it’s easy to spot the heightened movement of squirrels and chipmunks as they prepare for the leaner months.


Photo by Lisa M. Lyons

Dr. Michael Kudish is seen in first-growth forest on Middle Mountain, north of Livingston Manor, NY.   

First-growth forest

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Morgan Outdoors will host two public programs, one indoors and one outdoors, focused on the Catskill forest. They will be presented by Dr. Michael Kudish, who will give a talk on Saturday, October 13 at 4:30 p.m. and lead a field trip on Sunday, October 14 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

 

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