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Tidaghton Audubon leads birding walks at Hills Creek

May 8, 2016 WELLSBORO — Under the guidance of Gary Tyson, Tiadaghton Audubon Society field trip coordinator, the Saturday morning birding walks at Hills Creek State Park, near Wellsboro, will continue through... more »»

State environmental officials band, inspect Harrisburg’s newest young peregrine falcons

May 8, 2016 HARRISBURG — Officials from the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Game Commission on Tuesday banded and inspected the three young peregrine falcons nesting on the 15th floor of th... more »»

Fish commission urges DEP to rule on Susquehanna River ‘impairment’

May 8, 2016 HARRISBURG — A delay on a critical decision about the health of the Susquehanna River has prompted the Board of Fish and Boat Commissioners to send a letter to the secretary of the state Department... more »»

Pittsburgh photographer’s shot of Mt. Rainier to be on stamp

May 8, 2016 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The night sky at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington is often photogenic: wide and dark and full of bright stars. more »»

Laurel Festival features 10K, 2-mile runs

May 8, 2016 WELLSBORO — The annual Laurel Festival 10K will start at 9 a.m. June 18 at Packer Park on Queen Street and the 2-mile fun run/walk will start at 9:0. more »»

Reflections in Nature:

May 8, 2016 Last week I wrote about the three methods used by birds during the nesting season. This week’s column is about what occurs when the young are in the nest. more »»

Game Commission field officers report on outdoor happenings

May 8, 2016 Field officers for the state Game Commission’s Northcentral region filed the following reports on April 22, according to the agency’s website: • Lycoming County Wildlife Conservation Officer Harold... more »»

Quality destinations

May 8, 2016 WASHINGTON — More than 19 million U.S. more »»

The Might of Mickey: Orlando still tops for tourists

May 8, 2016 ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s a crowded world after all — at least in Orlando’s hotels and theme parks. Tourism officials announced last Monday that the number of visitors coming to Orlando last year jumped 5. more »»

Environmental appreciation

April 3, 2016 JERSEY SHORE — Wildlife in and around the borough have received a helping hand — in fact, about 100 pairs of helping hands — from the Jersey Shore Middle School’s Outdoors Clu. more »»

Afield with Friends:

April 3, 2016 By the time you read this column, you should have your flies tied, picked out a special spot for the opening day of trout season and have digested all the written advice on how to catch a limit of... more »»


April 3, 2016 Otzinachson group, society plan hikes The Otzinachson Regional Group of the Sierra Club and the Edward Abbey Hiking Society will hold a number of hikes throughout the region in the spring and summer. more »»


April 3, 2016 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 Through April 26 — Spring Bird Walk Series, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching on every Tuesday except April 19. more »»


April 3, 2016 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sun-Gazette reserves the right to edit items submitted for the “Shooting Sports” section. To submit an event, call 570-326-1551, ext. 3116. more »»

Commissioners on track to finalize new hunting, trapping seasons

April 3, 2016 HARRISBURG — The state Board of Game Commissioners is scheduled to meet Monday and Tuesday at its 2001 Elmerton Ave. headquarters. more »»

Forest Buffer Advisory Committee holds 1st meeting

April 3, 2016 HARRISBURG — The Riparian Forest Buffer Advisory Committee — which will provide advice and expertise as the state works toward a goal of planting 95,000 acres of buffers along waterways by 2025 —... more »»

Orphaned bear cub now has a feisty and loving foster mother

April 3, 2016 An orphaned bear cub now has a feisty and loving foster mother. more »»

Western NC bruins ignore snooze button

April 3, 2016 ASHEVILLE, N.C. more »»


April 3, 2016 Volcanoes, cloud forests, rain forests, plantations of coffee, black beans and rice, organic gardening, fresh fruits, the spirit of its people … I could go on and on about the best things I... more »»

Up, up and away: Ballooning over unique Cappadocia, Turkey

April 3, 2016 GOREME, Turkey — A few whooshing breaths of fire and up we went, a yellow orb rising in a sea of hot-air balloons like the sun brightening the morning sk. more »»



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