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.
HORTON, NY — A grand total of 3,300 first- and second-year trout were stocked in the Beaverkill on April 14, which would have been quite a task if the turnout had been light—but many hands made light the work.
When March arrives and there are any trees at all around, many species of birds get an early start on breeding by trying to court a mate by means of calls. Calling birds are very apparent on even a short walk outdoors. If you listen, you can make out the tapping of woodpeckers as well.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), located at 538 Emery Rd., has several events coming up in April. It will hold its first farm-to-table dinner on Saturday, April 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $25. Pre-registration is required.