LIBERTY, NY — Ash trees in our area are under serious threat from the emerald ash borer, an invasive species. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) has partnered with Catskill Regional Invasive Species Program (CRISP) to offer “Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Trees” workshop Monday, July 16, from 1 to 4 p.m.
With summer’s heat and humidity in full swing lately, we make our way to water—the cherished Delaware and Lackawaxen rivers, as well as other lakes and streams throughout the Upper Delaware River region. Such waters are a primary reason that many of us choose to live here or to visit the area.
WEST TRENTON, NJ — The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced the opening of its Summer Photo Contest, highlighting amateur and professional photography that conveys the beauty, diversity, function and significance of the water resources of the Delaware River Basin, a 13,539-square mile watershed.
MILFORD, PA — Volunteers are needed for Kittatinny Canoes’ 29th annual “On and Under the Delaware River Clean Up,” which will take place July 16 and 17.
GOSHEN, NY — What goes into training a harness horse for success? What is the distance of a harness horse track? Youth ages 11 to 18 are invited to learn about harness racing at an Introductory Day at the Harness Racing Museum & Goshen Historic Track on Monday, July 9. The Goshen Historic Track is located on 44 Park Pl.
Summer is here, and the big insect hatches of spring are just about over. For us fly fishermen, summer fishing is a much more laid-back time to fish. The choices for trout fishing are far more limited than during the cooler months, and the insect hatches are much less diverse.
Bears on the wild side
LAKE ARIEL, PA — There will be an afternoon paddle on Lake Lacawac at the Lacawac Sanctuary on Saturday, June 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet at the Carriage House. Boats, paddles and life jackets are all provided. Personal life jackets may be used.
The cost is $15 for non-members and $10 for members.
STARLIGHT, PA — The Upper Delaware BioBlitz will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 near the intersection of Hancock Highway and Crosstown Highway. At a BioBlitz, biologists and volunteers gather to collect, identify, and catalogue every living thing on the designated property in a 24-hour period.
Summer officially arrived on June 21, heralding the return of some critters we might prefer not to share our lives and regional landscape with.