GOSHEN, NY — What goes into training a harness horse for success? What is the distance of a harness horse track? Youth ages 11 to 18 are invited to learn about harness racing at an Introductory Day at the Harness Racing Museum & Goshen Historic Track on Monday, July 9. The Goshen Historic Track is located on 44 Park Pl.
Summer is here, and the big insect hatches of spring are just about over. For us fly fishermen, summer fishing is a much more laid-back time to fish. The choices for trout fishing are far more limited than during the cooler months, and the insect hatches are much less diverse.
Bears on the wild side
LAKE ARIEL, PA — There will be an afternoon paddle on Lake Lacawac at the Lacawac Sanctuary on Saturday, June 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet at the Carriage House. Boats, paddles and life jackets are all provided. Personal life jackets may be used.
The cost is $15 for non-members and $10 for members.
STARLIGHT, PA — The Upper Delaware BioBlitz will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 near the intersection of Hancock Highway and Crosstown Highway. At a BioBlitz, biologists and volunteers gather to collect, identify, and catalogue every living thing on the designated property in a 24-hour period.
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybee, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters.
DELAWARE RIVER BASIN — The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced that a photo titled “Red Spotted Newt,” by Janice Annunziata, was chosen as the winner of the commission’s spring 2018 photo contest. Twenty-two photographs were submitted by 15 individuals for the contest.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Rd., will host a Frog Frolic on Sunday, June 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. Spend the afternoon with us at our ponds and streams. Learn about some of our frog friends as participants gently catch and release these hopping amphibians. Wear boots and plan on getting wet and muddy.
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.
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.