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Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River seeks volunteers UPPER DELAWARE RIVER — The National Park Service is seeking eager outdoor enthusiasts to volunteer as watershed stewards to … more
I believe most fly fishers have a favorite or “go to fly”—that would be my claim for the Rusty Spinner. Why is this particular fly so versatile? It’s a pattern that I use in a … more
Warmer days came with the month of May—so has something else. The timber rattlesnake is considered a pit viper; it has small pits forward of the eyes, which are used to detect body heat from … more
In the woods, you often take things for granted. We will see deer almost every day out here, turkeys, songbirds, et cetera; but it is important to refrain from the callous demeanor of overlooking … more
I embrace the belief that every life form exists for a reason, even if I’m unable to discern what that is. When it comes to ticks, however (and probably also mosquitos), it is challenging to … more
Depending on what one tends to believe, the literature indicates that Marcus Valerius Martialis (41 to 104 A.D.) or Claudius Aelianus (170 to 230 A.D.), both who lived in or around Rome, were the … more
With spring in full bloom, fields and forests are alive with life. Plants are flowering and bees, butterflies and other pollinators are gathering nectar. Birds have started their breeding, and, in … more
Have you ever had one of those weeks where you seem to run into more wildlife than you normally do, particularly wildlife that you rarely ever see? I had one of those weeks and, as usual, I count … more
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy hosted an educational walk last weekend focused on native plants at the Milford Experimental Forest, a 1,191-acre property in Milford, PA. Amanda Subjin of the … more
Native plants walk and photography workshop MILFORD, PA — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is leading a native plants walk and photography workshop on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon … more
I almost didn’t go fishing today. First, there was a luncheon in Rhinebeck; then I had to walk the dog, load the car and get gas. My negative side complains, “It’s a long drive, the … more
Now that May is here, the weather promises to be milder. By now, it is usually safe to put the more tender plants out without danger of frost. In fact, over the last week of April at lower … more
MILFORD, PA — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s “Women and Their Woods” graduates, guests and newcomers and Northern Tier Hardwoods Association for a workshop on … more
With spring and Easter comes the opening of trout season for local outdoorsman. For some, the hype is only for that opening day—a day to take their children to a local pond or stream and … more
The other day, I passed the still form of a large raptor in the center of a local roadway. Having recently attended a presentation by the Delaware Valley Raptor Center (DVRC) featuring birds of prey, … more
One day in the middle of summer, 2012, Marc Magnus-Sharpe, his son John and his wife Sarah drove three hours from Ithaca to Sullivan County, as they did on so many days in so many summers, to paddle … more
Carla Hauser Hahn—then Carla Hauser—was a 26-year-old member of the National Park Service (NPS) in 1980, its first year of operation in the Upper Delaware area. One day, while receiving … more
Ken Bailey visited NCSP founding member Richard ‘Dick’ Rhodes just a week before he passed in 2012. “He was all wired up and really hurting big time,” Bailey remembered. … more
Dean Emrey’s dad introduced him to the outdoors as a child, and when he first brought up the idea of participating in the Delaware River Sojourn—a roughly week-long guided river trip … more
If you want to know the history of the National Canoe Safety Patrol, “talk to me,” said Chris Nielsen, the patrol’s first commodore, “I know more about it than anybody. … more
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