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Spring is a busy time for many animals, and you might see more animals on the move because many of them are going to or from their breeding grounds. One of the most visible locations where these … more
I didn’t learn about these pale little mayflies until one late afternoon at our camp on the upper river. I had not intended to fish until later, after the sun left the water, but instead set … more
You never know who—or what—you might meet while adventuring around the Upper Delaware River region. While walking on the Roebling Bridge Towpath along the banks of the Delaware River … more
Priorities might be another apt “P” word this week. I’ve been making them and readjusting them by the hour. All I can say is that it is now nothing short of full-blown spring and … more
Warmer days came with the month of May, and you might have noticed a few more small snakes while walking on trails in the woods, or even in the garden or in the backyard. Many snake species started … more
In this year’s Fish magazine (River Reporter, April 4), my article regarding the decline of aquatic insect communities in the western United States was reprinted from the Big Sky Journal. In … more
The Upper Delaware River region is vibrant with blooming beauty lately, as spring begins to reach its peak. Showy displays of wild blossoming continue to brighten local landscapes, bringing sweet … more
BEACH LAKE, PA — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) will hold a training session for monitoring volunteers from 1 p.m to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 and Friday, June 7 at the Van Scott … more
[Editor’s note: Hunter’s taking a column week off, so here’s one of my favorites, from 2022. It’s been slightly edited for, you know, the two-year time difference.] … more
On the New York side: Delaware and Hudson Canal sullivanny.us/Departments/ParksRecreation/DelawareHudson 16 Bova Rd., Summitville About: Part of the historic Delaware and Hudson Canal is included in … more
Every so often, cicadas emerge above ground and blanket the earth with their exoskeletons while emitting a high-pitched chirp from sunrise to sunset. The periodical cicadas in the genus  … more
BUSHKILL, PA — Looking for a fun day paddling on the river but don’t have a second car to leave downstream? Want to do a long one-way bike trip on the McDade Trail? Well, at Delaware … more
With spring comes the emergence of many young animals. Whether it be fawns, bear cubs or young eagles or owls, this is the season of new life.  A few days back, I was walking past a house … more
By the time this piece appears in the River Reporter , the season’s first mayfly hatches, including Hendricksons, should be well underway. That means that mayflies in the spinner or imago … more
A pond appeared where no pond had been behind the home of a friend this spring. How did this come to be? You might ask the beavers—nature’s excellent engineers—for the answer.  … more
Spring is a time of new life, and yet it sometimes takes a few weeks longer than expected to see some manifestations—such as fawns, goslings or even just new blooms on an old tree. One thing I … more
It’s hard not to hear the increasing sounds of bird life while outside this time of year. The drumming of woodpeckers and the calling of various birds are very evident. Other species of birds … more
Looking back in the archives of the River Reporter, I found that I first wrote about the Hendrickson mayfly in the May 3, 2017 edition. I believe that was my first column for the paper. That, my … more
HUDSON RIVER AREA, NY — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the start of the state’s 17th year of annual research on … more
Picking up where I left off in my last column about keeping pets safe during outdoor adventures—an ounce of prevention (and preparation) is worth a pound of cure. Seize this forewarning and be … more
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