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A bald eagle carries an eel over the upper Delaware in July. If you see eagles, herons, or other wildlife when on the river, resist the temptation to get “a little bit closer;” the bird will likely flush from its perch and disappear. Instead, just stop paddling and drift past (use binoculars). Animals have a little more tolerance for boats drifting with the natural currents of the river than with something coming directly at them.

Wild river, wild critters: floating down the Delaware

During a recent kayaking trip down the river, my friends and I spotted half a dozen eagles and about the same number of great blue herons. We saw and heard a number of different species of small birds, saw large clusters of damselflies on floating sticks, and as an added bonus, watched a fisherman boat and release a muskellunge. There’s no question about it, floating down the Delaware is a great way to spot wildlife.

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Invasive plants in the river valley

HAWLEY, PA—“Non-natives in the Upper Delaware River Valley—Where We Are Now” is the focus of this month’s meeting of The Lackawaxen River Conservancy (TLRC) at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at the Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Center on Route 6. Jamie Myers, a biologist with the National Park Service, will be the guest speaker.

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Learning that comes naturally

LEHMAN TOWNSHIP, PA—Over 60 campers spent three fun-filled weeks at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry during the Ultimate Summer Literacy Camp July 9 through 27.

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