Hunters in PA have always looked forward to going afield with a dog and pursuing the elusive ruffed grouse. You can hunt this species without a dog, but it is a lot more difficult, as these well camouflaged birds flush out of cover and provide the briefest of targets before they rapidly disappear in forest cover.
PENNSYLVANIA — The Department of Transportation Tuesday announced it has begun the process of updating the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and is inviting the public to weigh in through an online survey.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will host Sugar Shack Scramble, a hike through the woods out to the Two Saps Sugar Shack, on Sunday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In addition to the hiking, you’ll enjoy hot cocoa and pancakes with fresh maple syrup. You can sign up for a 9 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. start time.
As noted in our news story of February 8, the latest exotic insect invader to threaten our native plant species is the spotted lanternfly (SLF). Despite its eye-catching appearance, this is a seriously bad bug that was first discovered in Berks County, PA in 2014 and has expanded to affect approximately 3,000 square miles by the end of 2017.
BLOOMING GROVE, PA — The Pike County Conservation District (PCCD) is offering a $500 Environmental Education Project Grant opportunity to Pike County teachers/classrooms or youth organizations to fund a project that complements the district’s mission.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) at 583 Emery Rd. will offer another “Bridge the Gap: Intro to Snowshoeing” session, free courtesy of the William Penn Foundation. It will take place on Saturday, February 24 from 1 to 4 p.m.
This is the time of year when ice is plentiful on the lakes and rivers, a central factor in explaining why we see so many bald eagles over-wintering in our region. During these cold months, many eagles migrate from northern New England and Canada to spend the winter here.
LIBERTY, NY — The United States Congress passed a new tax bill in December of 2017 that can present new considerations for farm business owners. A Farmer Tax School program will be held on Wednesday, February 28 to educate local farmers about this tax overhaul, the largest in over 30 years.
LAKE ARIEL, PA — Lacawac recently awarded two grants to scientists conducting research at Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station. The Robert Estabrook Moeller Memorial Awards were given to Dr. Elise Heiss, King’s College and Rachel Pilla, Miami University of Ohio.
LAKE ARIEL, PA — How do plants and animals survive the cold? Take a short hike and breathe in the crisp winter air while finding signs of life in winter at the Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Rd., on Saturday, February 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The hike is free.