The season of winter has slightly less than two months to go before it officially ends; as to what winter does from now on weather-wise, that’s anyone’s guess. We’ve had some mild days in the 50s and also some sub-zero days and a moderate amount of frozen precipitation so far.
MILFORD, PA — Applications are currently being accepted for a number of summer internships at Grey Towers National Historic Site, former home of Gifford Pinchot, the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service and two-time Pennsylvania governor.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Cross-country skiing will continue at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in February, including a Bridge the Gap session, “Ski the McDade Trail,” which is free thanks to funding provided by the William Penn Foundation, on Saturday, February 10.
REGION — Wednesday, January 31 will mark an extremely uncommon event—one that happens, literally, less than once in a blue moon. It will indeed be a blue moon, that is, the second full moon of the month, in itself a rarity—hence the "once in a blue moon" saying.
The other day I came upon a wonderful thing in my driveway. It lay in a tousled clump and resembled a shaggy rag. Bending to retrieve it, I discovered a beautiful gift from the natural world—the slightly weathered remains of a bald-faced hornet nest that had broken free from a nearby tree.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 583 Emery Rd., will give you an opportunity to view eagles this Saturday, followed by animal tracking this Sunday. Registration is required for both programs.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will host its 13th annual Fly Fest in the Wulff Gallery on Saturday, February 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
January 10 was my designated day to perform my part of the New York State Mid-winter Eagle Survey. The target day for New York has usually coincided with the “fly day” (or days), when the aerial portion of the survey was flown.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Rd., will offer a free opportunity to learn the basics of snow shoes and enjoy a winter walk along the McDade Trail on Saturday, January 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. No experience is necessary; equipment will be provided.