Outdoors

Nonprofit promotes conservation among teens

Pennsylvania high school students are being given an opportunity to help ensure and sustain wildlife, fisheries and natural resources in their own legacy for future generations by enrolling and completing the Wildlife Leadership Academy. “The primary goal of the Wildlife Leadership ...

Celebrate Earth Day at Mill Cove Environmental Area

MANSFIELD — The seventh annual Earth Day at the Mill Cove Environmental Area will offer plenty of free, hands-on activities and educational programs for people of all ages between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. Mill Cove is north of Mansfield. Activities are free and open to the public, and ...

Ornamental grasses can add privacy

I made a terrible mistake. I removed all the railings from the front porch of our 100-year old Victorian farmhouse. Pinterest promised me an open feel. Instead, like a bad pixie cut, my porch looks bald and dowdy. The long-term — and expensive — solution is to replace the ...

Birding is multi-generational

In this era of smartphones, social media and streaming entertainment, many folks worry about how to have quality time with the youngsters in their lives. Here at Lycoming Audubon, we may have an idea. Many members of our chapter can remember a parent or other significant adult who ...

Well-Armed Woman Shooting chapter plans 1st meeting

MANSFIELD — The first meeting of The Well-Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, of Tioga County, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Mill Cove Shooting Range in the Mill Cove Environmental Area at 3036 Mill Creek Road. Marilyn Jones and Patricia Butts, both of Covington, are co-leaders of the Tioga ...

Penn College archers set to host big event

Pennsylvania College of Technology archers are getting set to host their only home event of the year — the East Region Outdoor Collegiate Championships on Saturday and next Sunday — and coach Chad Karstetter has high hopes for his team. “Overall, the team looks very strong and I believe ...

Bird, flower walks offered

The Lycoming Audubon Society will hold two public events next weekend. First, at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, weather permitting, a bird walk will be held in the South Williamsport Community Park. Loaner binoculars are available, and the trip leaders are Maddi Dunlap and Jean Dalton. Attendees ...

Forest habitat tour planned

GALETON — Susquehannock State Forest will hold its annual forest management and habitat tour at 9 a.m. April 29, beginning at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, 5660 Route 6. Transportation and lunch will be provided during the free tour, which will conclude at 2 p.m. Representatives of the ...

Bound for the brooks: Anglers more than ready for trout season

Trout aren’t the only ones that get hooked when it comes to fishing Pennsylvania’s lakes and streams. Anglers will head to the waters of Pennsylvania this Saturday, April 14, for the statewide opening day of trout season. However, for a select 18 southeastern counties, on March 31, this ...

Afield with Friends: Teaching kids to fish

“Hey, Grandpa, it’s time to catch some trout.” All of a sudden we wake up in the morning and discover, if we are fortunate, we are grandpas or grandmas. If a grandparent is absent, then a good friend who is comfortable with kids and can recall when he or she was learning how to fool a ...

OUT & ABOUT

Master Gardeners announce events The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lycoming County will hold a free, public program called “Gardening 101: The Basics of Gardening Part II, Planting & Maintaining a Flower Bed” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Room 206 at the Lysock Complex, 542 County ...

Reflections in Nature: Seed preference

Do you know what types of seeds are preferred by the birds that come into your feeders? In a study done by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, it was found that many species of birds enjoy specific seeds. Fifteen varieties of seeds were used in the study. The most popular seeds rated a 10 on ...

Museum recalls WWI with living history event

BOALSBURG — One hundred years ago this spring, more than a million American soldiers, sailors and Marines were deployed to France for service on the Western Front to fight in a war that raged since August 1914. Although the U.S. declared war on Germany in April of 1917, it had taken ...

DCNR appoints new manager at Sinnemahoning State Park

Tracy Zupich, 33, a graduate of Lock Haven University, recently was appointed manager of Sinnemahoning State Park in Cameron and Potter counties, according to Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. “Tracy brings a rich mix of enthusiam, ...

Meandering the mountains: Family enjoys backpacking the West Rim Trail

“Don’t ever talk about what you left behind.” This is the advice that guides Dr. John Boll, a family practice physician in Williamsport, as he makes his way along the backpacking trails in our area. “Keeping a good attitude,” Boll said, “is one of the unique challenges of ...

Special election to decide who fills vacancy

Clint Owlett has been nominated to represent the Republican Party in a special election to determine who will fill out the remainder of the term for the vacant 68th state House seat. His opponent in the special election is Carrie Heath, the lone Democratic candidate for the seat. On ...

Brown Trout Club to be featured during Trout Unlimited meeting

WELLSBORO — The Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter 688 will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday and its guest speaker will share details about Slate Run Tackle Shop’s Brown Trout Club. The public meeting will be held at the Wellsboro Community Center, 3 Queen St. Chapter President Jere White will ...

PA Wilds group plans 4 events in city

Four events in Williamsport this monthwill highlight the PA Wilds. The new PA Wilds Conservation Shop at the Lycoming County Visitors Information Center will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday. The Creative Makers Exhibit opens at the Factory Works Gallery at the Pajama ...