Outdoors


TRR photo by Scott Rando

This orphaned bear cub is being re-introduced to an existing family of cubs by PA Game Commission staff. It is hoped that the mother will accept the new cub as one of her own. It is unknown how the cub became orphaned in the first place.

Youngsters in trouble

Spring is looked upon as the renewal of life; in the wild, most animals are breeding, and many species have young walking along with parents or in the nest, in the case of birds. Newly born or hatched young are much more vulnerable than the adults, and nature typically provides some protection for these young.

Fun at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — You can combine fun with learning activities at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) this summer, starting with “Introduction to Blacksmithing,” taught by William Barrett of the New Jersey Blacksmiths Association, on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.


Photo by Sherri Resti

Kids, Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) members and Bill Canfield Fly Fishing School staff pose at last year’s fly-fishing camp.
 

Fishing camp for kids

HANCOCK, NY — The deadline for applying for the summer camp program sponsored by Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) and the Bill Canfield Fly Fishing School is June 1.


TRR photos by Sandy Long

A blaze of bright yellow along regional roadways at this time of year typically signals the presence of the cheerful flowers of coltsfoot. This sunny bloomer favors gravelly roadsides and waste places. Flowers precede the appearance of leaves thought to resemble a colt’s foot.

Harbingers of spring

Much to our collective relief, the local landscape is brightening with color as spring sweeps her painterly brush across the lackluster view we became accustomed to while wintry weather lingered a little too long.

May

I’ve always wished there was enough free time and adequate resources to take the month of May off and just go fishing. Most of us can’t do that, but we can fantasize.


TRR photos by Scott Rando

Painted turtles are among the first reptiles to be seen in the spring. They can frequently be seen basking on logs or on the shore of lakes and ponds. A suitable log may host a dozen turtles as they seek the warm rays of the sun.

If you don’t like the weather, blink

April is the first full month in spring, and she can be one of the most changeable months of the year weather-wise. A few days of balmy, sunny warmth can be followed by near blizzard conditions.

Stock your ponds

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual bass and minnow fish stocking program is now open. If your pond seems to have excessive vegetation you may want to consider grass carp.


Contributed photo

Upper Delaware Park Rangers participating in “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day in 2017. 

Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day

BEACH LAKE, PA — Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River (UDSRR) invites the public to help save lives by showing support for water safety on Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day on Friday, May 18. Since 1980, there have been 68 drownings on the Upper Delaware River; however, none drowned wearing a properly fitted life jacket.

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