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Fall has just arrived, and with it comes the start of the fall migration for many birds. Some people have already noticed that the hummingbirds started getting sparse earlier in September, and common … more
On September 12, volunteers assisted the Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District (LWWMD) and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) Habitat Division in constructing and … more
With September in full swing, many people are preparing for the fall hunting season, and many deer hunters will be in the field for the start of archery season, which will start in less than a … more
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 … more
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 … more
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, … more
The PA Game Commission (PGC) again is looking for public help through the month of August for a turkey sighting survey. This is a citizen-science project where the number of adult male and female, … more
In October, two significant 50-year anniversaries will be celebrated: the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the National Trails System Act. Both were born in 1968, described as a year of profound … more
If you walk out the door during this time of year, the first insect you will likely notice is a butterfly or moth. They are easy to spot as they are typically brightly colored and larger than many … more
This year’s Upper Delaware BioBlitz was held on June 29 and 30 at the Gales Property, owned by the Norcross Wildlife Foundation in Starlight, Wayne County, PA. The 63.5-acre property is located … more
With summer’s heat and humidity in full swing lately, we make our way to water—the cherished Delaware and Lackawaxen rivers, as well as other lakes and streams throughout the Upper … more
Bears on the wild side Summer is here, and with the warm weather, picnics and swimming in the lake come encounters with wildlife. Most of these encounters are an opportunity for people to see an … more
Summer officially arrived on June 21, heralding the return of some critters we might prefer not to share our lives and regional landscape with. In addition to ticks and mosquitos, slugs are suddenly … more
When we think of peregrine falcons nowadays, we think of them nesting on high building ledges and bridge superstructures in urban areas. Following their slow comeback after a drastic population … more
Don’t miss this! On June 29 and 30, the fourth Upper Delaware BioBlitz will return to the site where it was launched in 2013—the 63.5 acre Gales Property in Starlight, PA. The Wayne … more
If you pay attention to what you see and hear when outside and equate it to the time of year, you have just practiced the science of phenology: the study of when events happen with given species of … more
When it comes to protecting water quality in the Upper Delaware River region, best management practices (BMPs) are very important practices. This became exceedingly clear after the tandem events I … more
Spring is looked upon as the renewal of life; in the wild, most animals are breeding, and many species have young walking along with parents or in the nest, in the case of birds. Newly born or … more
Much to our collective relief, the local landscape is brightening with color as spring sweeps her painterly brush across the lackluster view we became accustomed to while wintry weather lingered a … more
April is the first full month in spring, and she can be one of the most changeable months of the year weather-wise. A few days of balmy, sunny warmth can be followed by near blizzard conditions. … more
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