A long time ago, when I was a 19-year-old lad, I pounded the Hound all the way from White Plains across this great land to Missoula, MT, where I enrolled at the university there. My adventure began when a high school chum stopped to visit over Christmas and explained he was a student at the university there.
Wonders abound in the natural world and pique our interest in knowing more about the flora or fauna we encounter. I recently discovered an animal skull and various bones in the shallows of the Lackawaxen River and became intrigued to know which mammal had lost its life and returned to the flow of the water.
COCHECTON, NY—Farmers are invited to the free Corn Plot Field Day on Thursday, September 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be held on My Place Road in Cochecton, NY (follow signs to property). Participants can earn pesticide credits for NY, NJ, and PA. Lunch is provided.
The fishing options around the Upper Delaware Region are improving. Over the last few days, our guides have been able to head out with guests and fish streamers, dry flies and nymphs. Based on the current week’s weather forecast, this trend should continue.
For most of the summer, people have been seen seeing monarch butterflies in almost every favorable habitat, whether it be a field, on public land, or your own garden. Also, many eggs have been observed being laid by female monarchs, as well as larvae, with their distinctive banding, as they feed on milkweed plants.
HAWLEY, PA — The Lodge at Woodloch has created a new community-focused program to advocate for wellness through the beautiful woodland surroundings. One of The Lodge’s most popular programs for its guests has been forest bathing; it now plans to extend the program to several sessions open to the public.
BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy announces its annual Firefly Picnic, a free community event on Saturday, September 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Bethel, NY.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will host a butterfly walk on Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Learn about the wonderful world of butterflies with David Trently, on a search through the fields and around the ponds for butterflies and dragonflies. Registration is required. The cost is $5.
If you answered affirmatively to the question posed in the title of this column, you are not alone. Frankly, fungi are fascinating, not only for their ecological, medicinal and culinary properties, but also for the multitude of interesting forms in which they appear.
This story is about the little sulphur May fly, Ephemerella dorothea, and all of the frustration it seems to create for Catskill anglers. But before I tackle that dilemma, it would be good to discuss all the flies that are called sulphurs.