DELAWARE RIVER BASIN — The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced that a photo titled “Red Spotted Newt,” by Janice Annunziata, was chosen as the winner of the commission’s spring 2018 photo contest. Twenty-two photographs were submitted by 15 individuals for the contest.
If you pay attention to what you see and hear when outside and equate it to the time of year, you have just practiced the science of phenology: the study of when events happen with given species of plants or animals.
For fly fishermen who chase trout in the Upper Delaware River system, the first week of June has always been referred to as “Bug Week.” In most years, this week will offer the season’s most diverse selection of different active insect species.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Rd., will host a Frog Frolic on Sunday, June 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. Spend the afternoon with us at our ponds and streams. Learn about some of our frog friends as participants gently catch and release these hopping amphibians. Wear boots and plan on getting wet and muddy.
When it comes to protecting water quality in the Upper Delaware River region, best management practices (BMPs) are very important practices.
There is a magical place, high in the eastern Catskills, where crystalline waters flow to form the “Blue Hole.” It is part of the upper Rondout watershed in the Town of Denning and is fed by Rondout Creek, which flows along Peekamoose Road.
Spring is looked upon as the renewal of life; in the wild, most animals are breeding, and many species have young walking along with parents or in the nest, in the case of birds. Newly born or hatched young are much more vulnerable than the adults, and nature typically provides some protection for these young.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — You can combine fun with learning activities at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) this summer, starting with “Introduction to Blacksmithing,” taught by William Barrett of the New Jersey Blacksmiths Association, on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
HANCOCK, NY — The deadline for applying for the summer camp program sponsored by Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) and the Bill Canfield Fly Fishing School is June 1.
BETHANY, PA — Bethany Public Library will hold its annual Memorial Weekend Plant Sale, offering annuals and perennials, herb and vegetable plant starters, house plants and more.