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The almost-unimaginable yet historic decision by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to permanently ban fracking in the Delaware River Watershed was announced on February 25. Eleven years of … more
We are past the middle of February, and the mild start of winter has now given way to more seasonable conditions. More temperatures in the single digits, as well as snow and ice, have resulted in a … more
Here we are in the heart of winter, surrounded and confounded by massive amounts of snow. That such wondrous stuff can also wreak havoc upon our lives is a given at this time of year. As we forge our … more
We have been having some somewhat significant snowstorms after a quiet start to winter. Even though you may have been stuck in the house in the midst of the storm, you likely had some birds at your … more
Looking for something to combat the impacts of quarantines and restrictions imposed by the ongoing pandemic, in addition to the creep of cabin fever? The Pike County Historical Society (PCHS) is … more
When I check out areas of the Delaware or Mongaup rivers for eagles, it’s not just the eagles I am looking for. Eagles are foraging for fish, including fish that were stunned or killed by … more
It’s safe to say that the first weeks of 2021 have not provided the hopeful optimism we’ve all been craving as we attempt to move forward and put the madness of the past year behind … more
Bald eagles in Canada have been making their migration trip south to areas with open water in order to dine on their favorite food, fish. The Delaware and Mongaup river systems, along with … more
“I have spent much of my time simply walking,” wrote Barry Lopez in “River Notes: The Dance of Herons,” a pocket-sized but powerful delve into Oregon’s McKenzie River … more
Winter started this year with a snowstorm that averaged from one to two feet of snow that fell mostly through the night. Some areas of the northern tier of Pennsylvania and across the border to New … more
Many years ago, on a silken starlit night, I sat peering into the dancing flames of a campfire, mesmerized by the occasional dervish of blaze and smoke. It swept into the inky sky by gusts of air … more
You have probably seen pictures on the internet of deer or other wildlife taken with remote cameras. Maybe you even have one of these so-called “trail cams” in your backyard. Whether you … more
Having helped countless birds resume their wild lives, the woman whose long “fascination with the feather” led to an impactful life as a bird rehabilitator and conservationist has herself … more
With the Thanksgiving holiday taking place last week, many of us still have turkey on our mind. If we dined on turkey, it was probably the domestic-farm-raised turkeys bought from the store, though … more
At this time of year, our awareness of the countless things for which to be thankful is raised by the arrival of Thanksgiving. Those of us living in the regions surrounding the Delaware River are … more
During the summer months, there seems to be a stable variety of waterfowl species on any given waterway. Pike County, PA sees an abundance of Canada geese, as well as some other species, such as … more
A strange-looking thing showed up in my yard recently, emerging from the forest floor next to a rotting stump, peeping out from among the pine needles and decaying wood. Its egg-shaped form, topped … more
Fall is here and is making its presence known. Migrating birds are on the move, and I have heard some geese flying high overhead. The other thing that’s flying (downward, anyway) are leaves. … more
Does a dirt road have any bearing on the well-being of a fish? It might surprise you to learn that it does—enough to warrant the attention and activism of Trout Unlimited (TU), a leading … more
With the arrival of fall, one does not hear as many animals calling as in the spring and summer (although I’ve been hearing a lot of Carolina wrens and some red-shouldered hawks). The frogs and … more
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