Outdoors

‘Holiday Bows and Boughs’

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Create your own holiday decorations using natural materials at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) on Sunday, December 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. PEEC provides evergreen boughs and materials for you to make wreaths, swags and table decor. You can also bring your own supplies and decorations.


TRR photos by Scott Rando

Many bald eagles can be seen migrating past ridges during October and November. At Sunrise Mountain, in Stokes State Forest in New Jersey, windy days with a northwest wind offer the best days to spot eagles.

Late fall raptors on the move

Thanksgiving is here, and most birds that migrate are where they have to be for the winter. People may have noticed tiny ducks on area lakes; these are buffleheads that came down from Canada in late October, and they will stay until lakes start freezing over.


Photo by Stephen Davis

Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and learn to become an Eagle Watch volunteer on Saturday, December 1.
 

Eagle watch volunteer training

LACKAWAXEN, PA — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy announces an Eagle Watch Volunteer Training Day on December 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Inn at Lackawaxen. New volunteers are asked to arrive at 9 a.m. Then, both new and existing volunteers will gather from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.


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PEEC Game Dinner

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Enjoy the bounty of the season at Pocono Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC’s) eighth annual game dinner on Saturday, November 17. This dinner features local game and seasonal harvests. Bring your friends and family to enjoy this cozy evening.  Call early to guarantee a seat.


TRR photos by Sandy Long

The weight of the turkey that left these tracks, in combination with snow conditions, may have produced the interesting circular pattern. Tracks laid in snow expand as the snow melts, providing clues as to how recently the animal was there. 

Tackling tracking in the snow

The first snows have dusted the Upper Delaware River Region. Other than giving everyone something to crow about on social media, some areas saw just enough accumulation to provide early opportunities for tracking animals and learning more about their “hidden” lives.


TRR photo by Scott Rando

This is Walker Lake in Shohola, PA looking north. Many trees are still green or pale yellow, with a few red trees, which are probably maple. There is some fall color evident, but paler than in normal years.
 

The reason for those dull fall colors

Fall is here, and most of us have already been raking or blowing a few leaves off the driveway or walkways. A couple of things are evident with the colors of the autumn leaves this year: a lot of the leaves are still green (or took longer to change color), and the leaves that did turn color seemed to be a duller red or yellow.

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