Outdoors Stories

Watershed stewards Lenore Weisse and Leatrice Langer talk to boaters at the Lackawaxen Access.

NPS seeks Watershed Stewards

HAWLEY, PA — The National Park Service, Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River seeks outdoor enthusiasts to donate a few hours of their time as Watershed Stewards. They would work at some of the busiest Upper Delaware River boat launches and access points on weekends from June 3 through September 4.

Sullivan County pond stocking

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Once again it is time to think about stocking your pond with fish. The Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District is having its annual bass and minnow fish-stocking program. If your pond seems to have excessive vegetation you may also want to consider grass carp. 

TRR photos by Scott Rando

The cotton-like egg masses of the wooly adelgid are apparent at the base of the needles of this hemlock sprig. Many times, the egg masses are at the underside of the needles and branches, and lifting a branch up to look at the underside can help in detecting an infestation.

Attacking the hemlock attackers

On a hot summer day, I was enjoying a few quiet moments next to a stream in Sullivan County, NY. I saw some ebony jewelwings flutter near the stream in courtship flight, and in the stream, there was the occasional brook trout.

Dry-fly action heats up

The 2017 trout-fishing has been open for just over a month now. So far, Mother Nature has not been cooperating with us fly fishermen. For much of this time, the Delaware River and its tributaries have been too high for good wading access, and the weather has been caught somewhere between winter and spring.



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