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So far this summer, I’ve seen a fair number of monarch butterflies as well as some caterpillars of the same species. These numbers are certainly an improvement from a few summers ago when only … more
Though they’re extremely late, they are back, at least for this season. The hatches normally begin the second week of June. Sulphur mayfly hatches have been absent or limited in numbers from … more
I happened to catch part of an interview on NPR recently with author Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, whose newly-released book, “Buzz, Sting, Bite: Why We Need Insects,” is stirring up a swarm of … more
The Wayne County Fair is happening this week, and with the food and festivities comes a week of work for 4-H kids and farm families. My wife works for Penn State Extension and oversees the livestock … more
What's going on in your backyard August 1-7 more
Didymo (Didymosphenia geminata), or rock snot as it is commonly known, has been found in several New York waters: both branches and the Main Stem of the Delaware River, Esopus Creek, Battenkill … more
The middle of July saw a warm spell, with temperatures getting into the 90s accompanied by high humidity that made it feel even hotter. The wildlife felt it too and hunkered down; deer spent a lot of … more
What's going on in your backyard July 25-31 more
I hope this column reaches your eyes, but it might burn up in transit to your mailbox from this lovely 90-degree weather we’ve been having. I jest of course but, honestly, what a hot weekend. … more
The past two weeks have produced encounters with two beautiful female silk moths, both members of the family Saturniidae, which contains approximately 1,300 species. That beauty will be brief, as … more
Fly casting is that part of fly fishing many of us take for granted, yet nothing is more important than for anglers to be able deliver their flies accurately under a variety of conditions. A long … more
One thing about looking for a particular plant or animal along a trail or stream is you are likely to see everything but the target species. It’s kind of like looking for a lost set of keys … more
I am willing to bet that most of you River Reporter readers have seen monarch butterflies flitting about your backyard. Monarchs migrate each fall to the mountain forests of Mexico to overwinter; … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Cass Collins recently received a $4,500 ($4,000 for her home) check from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) program to help homeowners … more
What's going on in Sustainability July 18-24 more
www.bit.ly/poweringsc“Powering Sullivan” is a resource guide for energy efficiency for homes, small businesses and agriculture, published by the Sullivan County Office of Sustainable … more
The Pike/Wayne Chapter of Trout Unlimited (PWTU) recently hosted an educational opportunity to introduce women from the Upper Delaware River region to the sport of fly fishing. I had the opportunity … more
What's going on outdoors July 11 to 18. more
Well, apparently, a few of you read “The Way Out Here” and actually found your way out here over the holiday weekend. I was at the Pleasant Mount Fourth of July parade with my family on … more
On Catskill Rivers, once the spring-fly hatches are over, much of the daytime fishing has ended. The evening fishing has begun: Pale Evening Duns, Sulphur Duns and Green and Brown Drake mayflies, … more
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