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Outdoors

37 days ‘Alone’ in Canadian wilderness for Wellsboro’s Rose Anna Moore

It’s Day 35 in the wilderness along Chilko Lake in British Columbia, Canada, and Rose Anna Moore’s nose freezes up quickly as she ventures out in 15-degree weather. This environment is “brutally beautiful,” the Wellsboro woman says as she turns her attention to her hunger. Overcoming ...

It isn’t just male birds who sing, female birds can too

Here in Central PA, many summer birds have already raised their first brood of youngsters. There is less singing than a month ago, but, as some pairs settle in for another brood, there is plenty of sound out there for people who want to find or just listen to birds. The male has long been ...

Reflections in Nature: Chicory plant has history being a coffee substitute

While on our morning walk we noticed many chicory plants in bloom. The chicory plant is probably best known to the older generation. During World War II, coffee became scarce and chicory was used as a substitute or an additive to stretch a pot of coffee. The roots of the plant were dug, ...

Safety is huge priority for Ricketts Glen State Park rangers

With beautiful temperatures and sunny skies throughout the summer, it’s likely that many in the area will go out hiking trails, visiting state parks and enjoying the scenery. And while the views are always excellent and scenic, there does come a risk on the trails. Just ask Mickey Maneval, ...

What hunters need to know about antlerless deer licenses

HARRISBURG — Deer season still might be months away, but hunters who will need antlerless deer licenses in 2021-22 soon will need to fill out and send in their applications. Resident hunters could apply for their first antlerless deer license beginning last Monday. Nonresidents could submit ...

A bear trap and a rabbit in her snare

Day 26, five people remain, and Rose Anne Moore of Wellsboro is among them. At this point in the History Channel series “Alone,” half of the 10 participating wilderness survivalists have tapped out. The morning temperature this day at Chilko Lake in British Columbia, Canada, is 29 ...