Outdoors


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You can hunt for signs of beaver at a Romping Radishes event this weekend at Lacawac Sanctuary.

Upcoming events at Lacawac

LAKE ARIEL, PA — There are upcoming events at the Lacawac Sanctuary for people of all ages. For the over-18 set, there’s the “Science of Brewing Craft Beer Dinner” on Thursday, September 20 at 6 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, 73 Welwood Ave., Hawley. Fuel your passion for all things locally produced while helping Lacawac Sanctuary.


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Volunteers constructed 20 porcupine cribs to be placed in Lake Wallenpaupack to improve fish habitat. As seen at the bottom left, cement blocks were added at the base of each structure to keep it submerged.

Porcupine cribs for fish

On September 12, volunteers assisted the Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District (LWWMD) and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) Habitat Division in constructing and installing structures meant to improve fish habitat in Lake Wallenpaupack, the popular man-made Wayne and Pike County Pennsylvania lake built in the 1920s.


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The deer in this region are free from CWD, a disease which affects the brain and nervous system of deer and other cervids. An animal affected may appear to stagger or stand with legs splayed. An infected animal will eventually stop feeding and become emaciated. The disease is 100% fatal. At this time, prevention consists of keeping infected deer or parts out of un-infected areas. 

New regulations to control CWD in PA

With September in full swing, many people are preparing for the fall hunting season, and many deer hunters will be in the field for the start of archery season, which will start in less than a month’s time.


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My 9/11

A long time ago, when I was a 19-year-old lad, I pounded the Hound all the way from White Plains across this great land to Missoula, MT, where I enrolled at the university there. My adventure began when a high school chum stopped to visit over Christmas and explained he was a student at the university there.


TRR photos by Sandy Long

In addition to the skull, a portion of the raccoon’s spine and tail, as well as part of its hip structure were also nearby. My hand lends perspective to the relative size of the bones. 

Mystery mammal

Wonders abound in the natural world and pique our interest in knowing more about the flora or fauna we encounter. I recently discovered an animal skull and various bones in the shallows of the Lackawaxen River and became intrigued to know which mammal had lost its life and returned to the flow of the water.

Corn Plot Field Day

COCHECTON, NY—Farmers are invited to the free Corn Plot Field Day on Thursday, September 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be held on My Place Road in Cochecton, NY (follow signs to property). Participants can earn pesticide credits for NY, NJ, and PA. Lunch is provided.

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