Outdoors


TRR photos by Sandy Long

The Lackawaxen River is one of our region’s most beautiful waterways.

River Reflection

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.


Photo by Janice Annunziata

The winning photograph for DRBC’s spring concert was Janice Annunziata’s “Red Spotted Newt.”

DRBC announces summer photo contest

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.


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Fly fishing

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.


TRR photos by Scott Rando

This female with her two cubs was seen about two to three weeks after they emerged from their den. These cubs will grow rapidly; in a year, they may be close to 100 pounds. The female is also wearing a radio collar. The PA Game Commission uses the collars to keep track of the number and health of cubs produced each year from selected dens.

Bears on the wild side

Bears on the wild side


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Paddle on Lake Lacawac

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.


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BioBlitz scheduled for June 30

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.


TRR photos by Sandy Long

I chanced upon this encounter between an earthworm, at left, and a slug while walking on a dirt road. Both species exhibited considerable interest in the other. Some slugs consume earthworms. Both are hermaphrodites, meaning that each individual carries male and female reproductive organs. Neither is harmful to humans.

Slug season

Summer officially arrived on June 21, heralding the return of some critters we might prefer not to share our lives and regional landscape with.

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