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The world of nature inspires wonder, scientific understanding and artful interpretation of our encounters with it. These elements combined to create another successful Upper Delaware BioBlitz on June … more
Traditions are as strong in the country as they are in the richest cultures in the most opulent cities. In northern Wayne County, running, especially cross-country running, has a proud and … more
The 2024 Upper Delaware BioBlitz was held on June 28 and 29 at the Highlights Foundation Retreat Center in Boyds Mills, Wayne County, PA. Eight science teams documented every unique species of life … more
As fly fishing anglers, we all wait for spring, the beginning of a new trout season and the many insect hatches that will follow. When I taught at the Wulff school, one of my responsibilities was to … more
The natural world is filled with surprises, and while some are unpleasant, many are reminders of how lucky we are to experience an unexpected encounter with something delightful, disarming, … more
I’m a proud chicken farmer. I love having chickens, caring for them, making them healthy and productive, and sharing that with my egg customers. But that’s the shiny postcard face of the … more
The outdoor life has blossomed in our region, inviting us to embrace nature’s splendor. Usually, I grab whatever sunscreen is left over from previous years and run outside. I know I need to … more
During mid-June, I embarked on one of many field trips to a site in central PA to find and track some reptile species. On this particular day though, I found a lot of interesting small things. With … more
I began fishing the main stem Delaware River while still in high school. That was in the late 1950s. I learned about the rainbow trout fishery the river had to offer when my friend Ted Boeglin called … more
As children, my sisters and I were often advised to pay attention to where we placed our feet. Kids can be clumsy and a misplaced step causes irreversible harm if you happen to be a toadlet or a … more
I’ve been saying for a while that once we get into our new house a lot of things will get easier. Among them, I would have to put my commute to work at the top of the list, given the drastic … more
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
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