River Talk
Transitory nature

For more than a decade, I’ve been writing “River Talk” and sharing images of the bountiful natural wonders throughout the Upper Delaware River region. Most of the photos have been …

Forests aflame

Driving or walking around the Upper Delaware River region at this time of year is a rich and nourishing feast for the senses as foliage and fruits ripen. Make time to harvest this sumptuous banquet …

Spotted lanternflies

In the September 8 Rivertalk column, I had written about the appearance of the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) and how it was appearing sporadically in Pike County, with single sightings in a …

A legacy of compassionate action

In early 2005, River Reporter (RR) writer and passionate naturalist Ed Wesely asked me if I’d be interested in writing this “River Talk” column in weekly rotation with him. Ed …

Peregrine flight school

Around the middle of June, I took a trip to New York to monitor a peregrine nest. It was just about time for the young to fledge—a good time to get a count of the number of young. On arrival, I …