Outdoors

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 ...

Shooting sports: Clubs plan practices, classes

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Column on hiatus

David Brown, the regular writer of the Lycoming Audubon Society’s Bird Lore column, has accepted a temporary position at a hawk watch in New Jersey. As a result, the Bird Lore column will be published only on April 15 and May 13. Regular publication will resume when Brown returns to the area.

OUT & ABOUT

Club to hold run WELLSBORO — The Tyoga Running Club will hold a “Run Out of Town” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Tioga District 16 office, 132 Nessmuk Lane, near Nessmuk Lake, about 1 mile south of Wellsboro, just off Route 287. The ...

Register now for Little Beans Earth Day Carnival

WELLSBORO — Register now for the Deane Little Beans Earth Day Carnival, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 in the outdoor stage area and lawn bordered by Main Street and Central Avenue. The carnival is free for the first 100 children, 12 and under, and their parents who ...

Reflections in Nature: The true call of the wild

On Feb. 19, my wife Mary Alice and I traveled to the state Game Commission Waterfowl Area at Middle Creek, where we saw hundreds of snow geese; however, thousands were expected to come in the next few weeks. My diary entry on Feb. 20 was that I heard a flock of Canada geese winging ...

Susquehanna Trout Unlimited to meet during state’s Sportsman’s Forum

The Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited will incorporate its next public meeting into the Sportsman’s Forum set for 10 a.m. Saturday in Room G-11 of Lycoming College’s Heim Building. The forum is hosted by the state Fish and Boat Commission and is an important public meeting for ...

Out & About

Agriculture education events planned Penn State Extension and the Lycoming County Conservation District have released the following list of agriculture education events that are open to the public. * Tuesday — Soil Health meeting, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nationally known speakers Ray Archuleta ...

Penn College archery team is on the move

HARRISONBURG, Va. — On March 3-4 at the 49th U.S. National Indoor Championships at Eastern Mennonite University, several Pennsylvania College of Technology archers scored well on both the regional and national levels. In the Women’s Bowhunter Division, Erica Gause, of Bloomsburg, scored ...

Club plans to show video about bird photography

WELLSBORO — Grand Canyon Photography Club President David Ralph has arranged a YouTube video showing of “Birds in Flight” by “Roamin’ Roman” Kurywczak. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday during the club’s monthly meeting at the ...

Reflections in Nature: Animal marvels

On Jan. 27, the temperature was above freezing when we woke up, so it was no surprise when, later in the day, I saw a road-killed opossum. Raccoons, opossums and skunks are animals that we refer to as “light sleepers.” Although they den up for the winter, during a warm spell, these ...