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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
The Neversink Unique Area, otherwise known as the Neversink Gorge, is a 5,466-acre tract of land encompassing the Neversink River Gorge and surrounding upland forest in the towns of Thompson and … more
“The sharp wind that streamed constantly across the unbroken tracts stung the man’s face like white heat. Time and again David was forced to throw his arm across his cheeks to win relief … 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
The Upper Delaware River region experienced excessive damage to and loss of many trees during intense winter storms that delivered heavy snow and powerful winds during the final weeks of winter. … more
April is usually the month when you can count on hearing the first frogs of spring. Sometimes, they start in late March, but this has been a colder spring than usual. Even though there was a light … more
Although I’d prefer not to be the bearer of bad news, there’s no avoiding the fact that it’s tick time in the Upper Delaware River region. My dogs have already had several, and I … more
It’s hard to think of the coming of spring as I write this, because it is still snowing outside. No, not the 15 inches of snow we got a few weeks ago, which, with the wind, caused widespread … more
After seeming like it might never arrive in the Upper Delaware River region, spring has finally sprung. While walking in a forested area in Pike County, PA last week, I heard the unmistakable … more
During the third week of March, I was fortunate enough to be invited to a PA bear survey in Pike and Monroe Counties. Every year around mid-March, the PA Game Commission (PGC) surveys known bear dens … more
According to the Foundation for Pennsylvania Wetlands, the Keystone state has more miles of streams and rivers than any other state except Alaska. Those waterways are of prime importance to the human … more
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