River Talk
Questions worth considering—now

Approximately 20 years ago, I penned a River Talk column titled “The Planning Palette.” It opened this way: “An artist approaches a canvas and is faced with many choices. The colors …

Timber rattlesnakes make their spring appearence

We have been getting some mild and even warm days this spring, and we are seeing more animals and more green leaves on the ground and the trees. We’ve heard spring peepers earlier in the vernal …

Spring bling

Spring has suddenly swept its transformative blush of blossom and birdsong through the Upper Delaware River region. Amphibians call from wetlands, vernal pools, ponds and lakes, waking our ears to …

Re-examining ‘reality’

In my first River Talk column of the new year, I set a goal to loosen my grip on what I perceive to be “reality,” based on sensory experiences.

‘Snowbird’ eagles

When January rolls around, people think about watching eagles at favorite viewing spots along ice-free water.