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Outdoors

PA Wilds Center announces its 2022 winners

From staff reports The PA Wilds Center announced the nine winners of the 2022 Champions of the PA Wilds Awards, and numerous have local ties to the area. The winners will be honored at the 2022 PA Wilds Dinner and Awards ceremony on Thursday, July 28. The Champion of the Pennsylvania Wilds ...

Programs planned at both Little Pine and Hyner Run

WATERVILLE — On Thursday at 1 p.m. at Little Pine State Park there will be a program on the “Birds of Little Pine.” This program is aimed for families with children. During this program, there will be an introduction into the sport of birdwatching, a story, and also an investigation. ...

PS Extension has publication on spotted lanternfly

STATE COLLEGE — A new publication from Penn State Extension is a must-read for those who want the latest information about the spotted lanternfly. Authored by scientists and extension educators in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the Spotted Lanternfly Management Guide ...

Reflections in Nature: Fathers could take lesson from roles in nature

On Sunday we celebrated Father’s Day. In the United States it was reported that the average daily amount of one-on-one father-child contact was less than 30 minutes a day. The report went on to say that 40% of dads that have been divorced for at least five years no longer see their children. ...

‘Hike It’ by James V. Brown Library offers many great views

On Saturday, the James V. Brown Library hosted "Hike It," which is three separate hikes facilitated by the library. The hike was on the 2.4-mile Bluebird Loop Trail at the Williamsport Watershed Authority. It was the second of the three planned hikes. The third hike in the series will be ...

Chesapeake Bay crabs population is its lowest since 1990

The blue crab, the Chesapeake Bay’s most valuable catch and a closely watched proxy for the health of its underwater ecosystem, is less abundant now than at any time since scientists began regularly tracking the species in 1990. The new winter dredge survey conducted by the Maryland ...