Outdoors

The nose knows: Riverkeeper trains retriever to detect sewage

Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Carol Parenzan uses many resources to aid her in patrolling the Susquehanna River watershed, but only one has a furry body and a nose that is being trained to sniff out the presence of raw sewage in the water. Little Susquehanna, or “Sussey” as Parenzan ...

Gun law seminars offered to public

Three gun law seminars will be held in the region next month, courtesy of state Reps. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, and Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township. The events, which are open to the public, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on: • Oct. 18 at Mountain View Alliance Church, 1515 Cemetery ...

Reflections in Nature: Eggs vs. live young

We are in the time of the year when wildlife are giving birth to their young. In nature, some mothers lay eggs, while others give birth to live young. Both methods have benefits. Laying eggs allows greater mobility for the female, which will not be encumbered by developing embryos inside ...

‘Feather’ report: Cold with a chance of snowys

No, this is not a weather report; it’s a “feather” report from this past winter. Birdwatchers will recall the winter of 2013-14 when an unprecedented and historical southward irruption of snowy owls — big, white birds from the great white north — occurred into the United States ...

ATV trails to open next week

COUDERSPORT — Forty-three miles of designated ATV trails on the Susquehannock State Forest will open at noon May 25, according to District Forester Chris Nicholas. All-terrain vehicles must be registered and operators must carry proof of liability insurance. All riders must wear ...

Penn College archers headed to nationals

The Pennsylvania College of Technology archery team puts everything on the line May 17-20 when it competes in the Collegiate Outdoor Nationals at Easton Newberry Archery Center, Newberry, Florida. Official practice and opening ceremonies will be held on May 17. There will be a 72-arrow ...

Fishing derby planned this Saturday in Black Hole Creek

The Black Hole Creek Fishing Derby will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday for children up to the age of 15. Fishing will begin at the Bower Street bridge and South Main Street in Montgomery Borough. All anglers will be eligible for a prize drawing.

OUT & ABOUT

Master Gardeners announce events The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lycoming County will hold a variety of free, public programs this spring. While free, registration is required for some programs due to limited seating. To register, go online to http://extension.psu.edu/lycoming/events and ...

Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament scheduled for coming weekend

WELLSBORO — Up to $14,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the 28th annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club. The tournament will take place Saturday and next Sunday along a 13-mile stretch of Pine Creek between the Mill ...

DOGGONE SHAME: Canine owners disappointed with potential loss of park

LEWISBURG — Many who enjoy using the 78-acre Turtle Creek Dog Park to let their dogs roam off leash on nature trails may have to find somewhere else to go as the property is scheduled to be sold. The property, owned by Hallowing Run Youth Organization, is scheduled to finalize the sale ...

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 ...