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Outdoors

Gardening that attracts not just pollinators, but birds as well

This past February, Joan and I moved from our long-time home in the Williamsport area to the Foxdale Village retirement community in State College. As with any such relocation there has been a formidable learning curve, but we’ve made good progress. I’ve learned to exclaim “Go Penn ...

Reflections in Nature: Wood ducks regarded as one of most beautiful ducks

Fall has officially arrived, and our summer weather is being re- placed with the cooler temperatures of fall. Along with this cooler weather there will be an increase in human activities occurring outside. Orchards will be busy with people picking and buying apples and grapes; people will go ...

Walk at Rider Park will be hosted on Sunday, Oct. 2

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania will host a “Walk in Penn’s Woods” at Rider Park on Sunday, October 2, 2022, from 9 a.m. until noon. A “Walk in Penn’s Woods”, a statewide coordinated event, encourages people across Pennsylvania to learn how their local ...

Reflections in Nature: Algae is important to healthy lakes

The lakes and ponds are becoming covered with algae. In checking the lake at Mt. Pisgah State Park, I found a lot of duckweed floating on the surface of the water, giving the lake an uninvited appearance. Our word algae comes from the Latin word alga, meaning seaweed. Algae, which are often ...

Joint meeting scheduled Wednesday at Lyco Biology Field Station

The public is invited to a picnic and joint meeting of Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Loyalsock Creek Watershed Association on Wednesday. The event will begin with a free picnic dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a tour of the Lycoming College Biology Field Station. The tour will feature ...