CRESCO, PA — Join Northeast PA Audubon Society at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 27 to watch Darryl and Jackie Speicher of Pocono Avian Research Center as they capture, measure, and examine saw-whet owls.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — There will be a Signs of Fall Hike at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) on Sunday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Guides will discuss changing animal behavior, why leaves change color, and why it’s the best season to be out and about. The cost is $5, and registration is required.
For those readers that have been following the monarch butterflies through the summer, you have probably been encouraged by the number of monarchs seen compared to the previous few years. In the August 16 issue, I did a River Talk column on the increase in monarch sightings, and that trend seems to have continued.
This is one of my favorite months to fly fish the Delaware River and its branches. The mountains are lit up with color, and it is very pleasant time to spend a day in the outdoors. The autumn is also a time when many outdoorsmen are torn among multiple activities, so our rivers have little pressure.
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — On Tuesday, September 26, New Hope Community and SUNY Sullivan held a ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the official designation of Hope Farm, a planned organic farm created in collaboration between New Hope Community and SUNY Sullivan.
Fall foliage season in the state of Pennsylvania is a spectacular thing to experience. With more than 17 million acres of forested land throughout the state, there are abundant opportunities to enjoy the trees, brush, berries and vines that contribute to this deeply satisfying sensory treasure.
MILFORD, PA — On Saturday, October 21 at 11 am, a guided walk through one of Milford’s original cemeteries, the Laurel Hill Cemetery, located on the grounds of Grey Towers, will be conducted with a theatrical twist.
ROSCOE and CALLICOON, NY — The 2017 Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Ceremony and Recognition Dinner will take place on Saturday, October 7. The induction ceremony and reception will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) to honor the 2017 Class: Vernon S.
If you have been in or near the woods during this past summer, you may have heard a high-pitched single-note whistle. It is piercing and carries a fairly long distance, even through the forest. Occasionally, you may have spotted a stubby-winged hawk, appearing somewhat like a miniature red-tailed hawk, sounding this call.
It seems like just the other day that we were grumbling about a late spring, cold water temperatures, high flows and lack of rising trout, and here we are, in September. One has to wonder where May, June, July and August went.