Outdoors Stories

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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Roger

On Monday, July 9, I was outside tending morning chores, when the phone rang and the answering machine picked up. I didn’t think much about the call at the time, but when I checked the caller ID, I knew. Lisa had left the message. Roger had passed.


TRR photos by Scott Rando

Painted turtles have a fitting name due to the colorful head and forelegs. This was a larger specimen, a carapace over six inches long, which I found in a cut-off pond next to the river. This is the species of turtles commonly seen in the region sunning themselves on logs and rocks on lakes and ponds.
 

Upper Delaware BioBlitz results

This year’s Upper Delaware BioBlitz was held on June 29 and 30 at the Gales Property, owned by the Norcross Wildlife Foundation in Starlight, Wayne County, PA. The 63.5-acre property is located on the PA side, just downstream from Hancock, NY.


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Gifford Pinchot

July at Grey Towers

MILFORD, PA — Grey Towers National Historic Site, the former home of Gifford Pinchot, founder and first chief of the U.S. Forest Service and two-term Pennsylvania governor, offers a number of activities in July.


TRR photos by Sandy Long

The Lackawaxen River is one of our region’s most beautiful waterways.

River Reflection

With summer’s heat and humidity in full swing lately, we make our way to water—the cherished Delaware and Lackawaxen rivers, as well as other lakes and streams throughout the Upper Delaware River region. Such waters are a primary reason that many of us choose to live here or to visit the area.


Photo by Janice Annunziata

The winning photograph for DRBC’s spring concert was Janice Annunziata’s “Red Spotted Newt.”

DRBC announces summer photo contest

WEST TRENTON, NJ — The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced the opening of its Summer Photo Contest, highlighting amateur and professional photography that conveys the beauty, diversity, function and significance of the water resources of the Delaware River Basin, a 13,539-square mile watershed.

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