River Talk
Small things can tell big stories

During mid-June, I embarked on one of many field trips to a site in central PA to find and track some reptile species. On this particular day though, I found a lot of interesting small things. With …

Watch your step!

As children, my sisters and I were often advised to pay attention to where we placed our feet. Kids can be clumsy and a misplaced step causes irreversible harm if you happen to be a toadlet or a …

Why did the turtle cross the road?

Spring is a busy time for many animals, and you might see more animals on the move because many of them are going to or from their breeding grounds. One of the most visible locations where these …

A waddling wonder

Myths and misunderstandings abound in the natural world and can lead to undesirable outcomes.  Such is the case when it comes to the quill-pig, more commonly known as the porcupine (they …

Singing wood frogs mean the end of winter

As I write this (11 March), the temperature is in the 30s with a brisk NW wind that is gusting over 40 miles per hour—but I am thinking of spring. Someone who lives near Stroudsburg, PA told me …