It’s mid-January in a conifer forest with a few clearings within. On the ground, at the edge of one of the clearings, sits an adult bald eagle. It’s not by choice the eagle is sitting on the ground; a few days back it started to experience awkwardness in flight.
For anglers living in central and western New York, fall is the time to fish tributaries of the Finger Lakes and the Great Lakes. This is the time of year when runs a pacific salmon, brown trout and land-locked Atlantic salmon begin their spawning migrations.
DANBURY, CT — The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) hosts its 10th annual Arts of the Angler show on November 4 and 5 at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury, CT. Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 4 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 5.
While raking leaves in my yard recently, one suddenly leapt away from me. Similar in color to the foliage on the ground, the leaper turned out to be a wood frog, who probably didn’t appreciate my disruption. The truth is, most animals prefer their habitats to be ungroomed, and as unaltered from their natural state as possible.
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.