For fly fishermen, the month of August is normally a pretty tough time to pursue trout. For those of us who simply can’t wait until the cooler weather returns, we’re lucky to have two top quality tailwater fisheries right in our backyard.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — On Saturday, August 19 at 1 p.m., Morgan Outdoors hosts the Catskills Astronomy Club for a Pre-eclipse Solar Viewing out front on the sidewalk. The club will set up telescopes with high-quality solar filters for an opportunity to learn more about our closest star and the solar eclipse happening on Monday, August 21.
You are walking along a forested trail when a glowing orange mass among the trees catches your attention. Closer inspection reveals it to be a beautiful bracket fungus commonly called Chicken of the Woods.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), located at 538 Emery Rd., has a variety of entertainments planned for the whole family over the next couple of weekends. Unless otherwise noted, registration is required. call 570/828-2319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WAYMART, PA — The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau will sponsor a legislative farm tour at Creamworks Creamery, 1557 Creek Dr., on August 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour will showcase the growth of Amy and Chuck Theobald’s dairy farm into a full-fledged creamery that produces value-added products such as flavored milks, butter and ice cream.
BETHEL, NY — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a free guided Nature Walk on Saturday, August 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. The walk is held on the Conservancy’s woodland trail located within its Bethel, NY property—119 acres of conserved farm and forest land.
HONESDALE, PA — The annual Wayne County 4-H livestock auction, one of the highlights of the Wayne County Fair, will take place on Saturday, August 12 at 10 a.m. at two locations on the fairgrounds simultaneously: the arena and large dairy barn. Up for auction will be 41 steers, 42 lambs, 60 meat goats and 268 hogs.
I was walking along a lake on a Pennsylvania Game Land tract a few days back when I saw a dark furry shape in some grass not too far off. It was rolling around on its back in the dew-laden grass, seemingly without a care in the world.
Those of us who have been around long enough to remember the abysmal releases of water from the Delaware System reservoirs prior to the implementation of the water releases legislation are mostly delighted with the new flow regimens. There are detractors off course, those that want more.
HONESDALE, PA — Ed Perry from the National Wildlife Federation will present a seminar titled “Neighborly Natural Landscaping: How to decrease mowing and increase pollinators and birds” on Tuesday, August 22 at 7 p.m. in the Park Street Complex.