Outdoors
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 2 years.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.
238 results total, viewing 141 - 160
Approximately 20 years ago, I penned a River Talk column titled “The Planning Palette.” It opened this way: “An artist approaches a canvas and is faced with many choices. The colors … more
Tomatoes: check. Peppers: check. Onions: forgot to order—moving on. Basil, radishes, lettuce: check, check, check. Cole crops: started. Greenhouse: steamy. Garlic: growing strong. Now when can … more
We have been getting some mild and even warm days this spring, and we are seeing more animals and more green leaves on the ground and the trees. We’ve heard spring peepers earlier in the vernal … more
Without going into a lot of detail, suffice it to say that striped bass, like other species of coastal, pelagic fishes,* suffered periodic, yet significant population declines. The first decline … more
Spring has suddenly swept its transformative blush of blossom and birdsong through the Upper Delaware River region. Amphibians call from wetlands, vernal pools, ponds and lakes, waking our ears to … more
What day is it? If it weren’t for the sprinkling-in of a 9-to-5 job and Sunday morning church to punctuate the sentence, I might not know where the time stood. Standing out by my … more
You might have gone out into the woods on a spring birding trip, or maybe to listen for spring peepers or wood frogs. As far as insects you could have observed, you might have run across a hatch … more
When we were young men, still in high school, I recall that opening day for us actually began in February. By that time, catalogs from Herters, Sears and Read Tackle had arrived, whetting our … more
On a scale of one to 10, from “largely oblivious” to “always attentive,” where would you place your level of awareness? Are you stumbling half-asleep through your days, or are … more
Not all jobs come after a lot of planning; sometimes they all but happen to you. Some jobs seem nearly impossible, until you blink and find yourself halfway done—and then you fight to get to … more
Spring is here, and so are the signs of spring. If you go out in the mornings, it might be a bit noisier with increased bird calls and drumming from woodpeckers. More robins are apparent on lawns and … more
I met Frank Mele one late April day along the East Branch of the Delaware. He was standing at the guardrail along Route 30, looking at the river as I approached. It was Hendrickson time in the … more
You never know when a natural wonder might wander into your awareness. While I was washing dishes at the kitchen sink, movement outside the window caught my attention. There on the ground was a … more
I might or might not have mentioned in past articles that the house we currently reside in is subject to occasional basement flooding. In the first few months we were here, there was a … more
As I write this column, it is windy and snowing; the forecast is for up to 14 inches of snow before the storm ends. Yet today, the 14th of March, I am thinking of spring. On this day, three years … more
Every year as winter begins to wane, and the snowdrops bloom, my thoughts turn to fishing and for some reason, seasons past. In my formative years, when trout fishing became a weekly pastime, … more
With the impending arrival of spring, animal activity is increasing throughout the Upper Delaware River region. While March 20 heralds the official arrival of this most welcome season, there are … more
Although it might not have happened in March, in the sudden stillness of the snowed-in season, I find myself reflecting on a few fond memories in hopes to keep their stories alive. As I was … more
The last Sunday in February was a mild, sunny day that started out calm. But as the afternoon wore on, a southwest breeze filled in and created little dust devils near the ground. It was a nice … more
When I begin tying flies, the folks who mentored me followed the Catskill School. By that, I mean that they subscribed to the techniques used by the Darbees and Dettes, by Rube Cross and Art Flick, … more
« Prev | 1 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 12 | Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 2 years.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.