River Talk
A twist of fate

The world of nature is full of surprises, and they are not always pleasant. Walking on the road where I live in Pike County, PA, I came upon an Eastern garter snake curled on the macadam. Bending …

Spring butterflies

During a mid-month hike a week or so ago, there were a fair number of things to see and hear. Pileated woodpeckers calling and drumming, bald eagles and vultures soaring above the mountain tops, and …

Beaver teeth

What do you know about North America’s largest rodents, and in particular their unusual teeth? Castor canadensis is an aquatic fur-bearing mammal that was eliminated in Pennsylvania and most …

A winter turkey survey project for PA

On January 13, the PA Game Commission (PGC) asked for public assistance in finding turkey flocks in Pennsylvania for an upcoming trapping and banding project. Turkeys will be trapped, processed …

Water watch

Are you water-aware? Do you care about the quality of the water that sustains our lives and nourishes our spirits, while supplying us with a wellspring of wonderful things like beauty, inspiration, …