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Outdoors

Plenty of steps can be taken if you notice an oil spill in nature

While hiking along one of the region’s waterways, you notice what appears to be a rainbow-hued oil spill floating across the surface of the water. What should be the next step? “When you see a sheen like that, there is usually one of two causes,” said Randy Farmerie, program manager ...

Little Pine State Park fall festival scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 10

WATERVILLE — On Sunday, Oct. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. there will be an annual fall festival at Little Pine State Park. This is an outdoor festival that focuses on the natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities in northcentral Pennsylvania. Displays and scheduled programs by ...

Tiadaghton Audubon Society hosting free program Sept. 25

The Tiadaghton Audubon Society is hosting a free program open to the public titled “Encouraging Birds to Your Backyard.” It will be held rain or shine. Ann Vayansky is presenting the program at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday outdoors at the Nature Center at Hills Creek State Park. It’s located ...

State Game Lands rededication honors heroes of United Flight 93

STOYSTOWN — Forty American flags stood tall and the sound of bagpipes rang out on State Game Lands 93 in Somerset County as the Pennsylvania Game Commission rededicated a memorial to honor the 40 heroic passengers and crew members of United Airlines Flight 93. The ceremony was held on the ...

Reflections in Nature: Rainbow is one of nature’s beautiful sights

Our daughter’s family visited us over the long Labor Day weekend, and on one of the days, we had a few rain showers. My wife, Mary Alice, always looks for a rainbow when the sun shines after a shower. Well, that day two of the rain showers ended with the sun appearing through the clouds, ...