On a hot summer day, I was enjoying a few quiet moments next to a stream in Sullivan County, NY. I saw some ebony jewelwings flutter near the stream in courtship flight, and in the stream, there was the occasional brook trout.
The 2017 trout-fishing has been open for just over a month now. So far, Mother Nature has not been cooperating with us fly fishermen. For much of this time, the Delaware River and its tributaries have been too high for good wading access, and the weather has been caught somewhere between winter and spring.
MILFORD, PA — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy will hold a free workshop on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grey Towers National Historic Site.
WESTERN SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library will again offer its Lend-a-Rod program this year.
It’s that time of year when we’re busy prepping the garden or doing yard work and we hear it—the unmistakable buzz of an iridescent fairy bird flitting past, zooming and zipping, searching for sustenance from the funny-shaped feeders we’ve come to associate with that most beloved little creature—the hummingbird.
Here we are, after a long winter of tying flies, checking equipment, talking about it with friends, and generally chaffing at the bit. It is finally Hendrickson time in the Catskill’s. At least according to the calendar, hatching charts and previous years notes, it is.
A wildlife rehabilitator wears many hats during the course of rescuing and rehabilitating animals that find themselves sick or injured. A wildlife rehabilitator is part bush-whacker, part EMT, and part caregiver and occupational therapist, among other things.
DEPOSIT, NY — The 25th annual streamside cleanup sponsored by the Binghamton Trout Unlimited will meet at Firemen’s Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 29. There will be coffee and donuts at 9, followed by group pairings.
HANCOCK, NY — Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) will host its 10th annual One Bug event on April 28 to 30. The angling tournament itself, which takes place on April 29 and 30, is already sold out, but tickets are still available to the Friday evening kickoff dinner, featuring both a silent and a live auction, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.
It’s a rainy warmish night in the Upper Delaware River region, and while most of us are dry and comfortable inside our homes, other species are out and about, risking their lives while scurrying across roads toward their breeding grounds.