River Talk
Of Scouting and preservation

During the second week of August, the Ten Mile River Scout Camps Alumni Association held a reunion for past campers, leaders and other people involved with the camp. This year’s get-together was named “TMR95,” as it has been 95 years since Franklin D. Roosevelt, chairman of the Greater New York Councils—Boy Scouts of America (GNYCBSA), first took the initial steps in founding the camp in 1927.

To bee or not to bee

A slug is not a bee. But you knew that. In fact, most of us know a lot more about bees these days than we ever did, before their well-beeing became threatened by a host of things, ranging from insecticides to disease. Now that we have a better understanding of the important roles that bees play in our own lives, our concern for their welfare has increased.

Monarch declared endangered

The plight of the monarch butterfly has been well known for many years. The butterflies have lost their wintering forested habitat due to timber harvesting in Mexico, and lost their milkweed habitat …

Chipmunk merriment

Spring is a great time of year to observe the activities of animals, birds and insects throughout the Upper Delaware River region.

Eaglets make their appearance

During the winter, the resident bald eagles have been enjoying their time off from breeding activities for the most part. Some banded eagles, documented as part of territorial pairs in the …