Watching wildlife in the winter is a little more of a challenge than it is during the rest of the year. For one, there is the weather. You have to drive or hike to where you want to view wildlife, so let’s hope
REGION — The Delaware River Basin Restoration Program (DRBRP) received a $1 million boost in funding for the year, in an appropriations bill signed by Congress and the President February 15.
In the heart of winter, the landscape can seem especially dreary, brightened mainly by birds and the occasional white-tailed deer. But a glance around your backyard can clue you in to the antics of furry rodents that scurry about in search of sustenance to last through the season of snow and ice.
SUFFERN, NY — One of the biggest fishing and outdoor expos in the northeast will take place February 28 through March 3 at the Rockland Community College.
PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Agricultural Land Preservation (ALP) Board has extended the deadline for farmers to apply for funding that could permanently protect local agricultural lands. Property owners of farming lands that meet soil requirements and land compatibility are eligible to apply until April 30, 2019.
PORT JERVIS, NY — Lance Verderame and John Haas of the Sullivan County Audubon Society will speak at The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library on Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Are you looking for an excuse to get outdoors—or maybe not with the sub-zero temperatures experienced recently? Good news: If you can look out your window from that nice warm kitchen or living room and count the birds you see for at least 15 minutes, you can participate in the 22nd Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).
BLOOMING GROVE, PA — The Pike County Conservation District (PCCD) is offering a $500 Environmental Education Project grant opportunity to Pike County teachers or youth organizations to fund a project that complements the district’s mission.
PENNSYLVANIA — Travelers pedaling across the country and on rail-trails have the potential of helping the local economy in a sustainable, “green” way. That’s the message that PA Route 6 Alliance would like to see businesses and communities embrace.
Did you know the beaver is New York State’s official mammal, or that it is North America’s largest rodent? I recently encountered the beaver depicted here and had the opportunity to observe it harvesting twigs from along an icy shoreline, then engaging in grooming activities.