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Affecting real change for preserving crucial water sources LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — On Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m., Sullivan County Audubon will continue its celebration of Earth Day with a … more
I’m not inclined to tell fish stories, but there are times… Last year, during Hendrickson time in the Catskills, Roger and I decided to try a favorite pool. We were on the river about 15 … more
One May afternoon, I happened to be working in the yard when I thought I heard the mournful call of a loon. I was almost done with my work, and when I was finished, I headed down to Walker Lake with … more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — On Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m., Sullivan County Audubon will continue its celebration of Earth Day with a presentation on Delaware Watershed Conservation with PA … more
DELAWARE VALLEY — The Delaware Valley Eagle Alliance (DVEA) has released its spring issue of Nature’s Newsletter. This edition covers the importance of Hankins Creek, the use of … more
It’s spring! Well, it’s practically summer, but nobody around here seems to trust the groundhog anymore. Either way, the punch line—it’s getting warmer. With warmer weather … more
Spring has finally sprung, beckoning us outside with its beguiling charms. Taking to a trail is a wonderful way to connect with what’s happening as temperatures climb and daylight lengthens. … more
Maintaining an organized, squeaky clean home and property can be a challenge, especially in winter. Cold weather keeps us from venturing into the yard, basement, or garage, allowing dirt, grime and … more
April 1, opening of trout season in New York State, arrived in my neighborhood with bright sunshine, a stiff wind and a reading of 21 degrees on the thermometer. A little later that morning, I spoke … more
This time of the year I get into the habit of checking for the first signs and sounds of the spring peepers and wood frogs in local ponds. In our region, the last week of March through the first week … more
‘Beach to Towers’ 8K run/walk BUSHKILL, PA — On Sunday, April 7, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will host the start and finish for the annual “Beach to … more
This morning was the first morning I heard a robin’s song. Many months have passed since the robins last sang; it was a cloudy morning with a warm rain, the perfect time to go fishing. The … more
By the time this column goes to press, the few lingering lumps of crusty snow-ice in my yard will hopefully have seeped into the soggy earth. The transition from winter’s slow fade to … more
If you have fished in the region, either on a lake, river, or stream, you will see and hear other wildlife.Muskrats and otters can be found in many lakes and along rivers. Birds of all kinds are … more
About three years ago, angling friends that fish Catskill rivers reported a decline in some traditional mayfly hatches. Of particular concern was the purported absence of sulphur mayflies, an eagerly … more
Fishing is a wonderful and timeless way to pass time, feed yourself and enjoy the outdoors. It has been described with such humorous sayings as, “Fishing, the most expensive free meal you will … more
Pike County outdoors guide now available MILFORD, PA — The Pike County office of community planning has created the third edition of “Pike Outdoors, a Public Lands Guide for Sportsmen and … more
Over the past few weeks, you may have seen notices in social media and newspapers (including The River Reporter) regarding certain roads being closed down some nights in the Delaware Water Gap … more
Waning winter days HAWLEY, PA — This Cedar Waxwing, with a crab apple in its beak, was part of a small flock in downtown Hawley a week ago. The birds travel in flocks—some overwintering … more
In an effort to inspire people around the world to take action in support of the planet and the natural world, a grassroots movement known as Earth Hour was launched in 2007. The simple and symbolic … more
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