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Reflections in Nature

November 17, 2013 On Oct. 30, a man stopped at our house, carrying a container with a bug inside that he wanted me to identify. more »»

Pleasure ponies

November 17, 2013 By JUDY HAZEL Sun-Gazette Correspondent CHINCOTEAGUE , Md. — The skies were black, wind blew and the rain came down hard on July 14. It might have dampened a spectator’s day, but not the ponies’ day. more »»


November 10, 2013 As October rolls into northcentral Pennsylvania, anglers start to chatter. more »»

Salmon in NY waters have complex natural instincts

November 10, 2013 In northwestern New York, anglers flock to Orleans County in the fall to bring home pounds of salmo. more »»

Oak Orchard Dam gives new meaning to fishing ‘the nut hole’

November 10, 2013 After catching our limit of chinook salmon in the early morning on Marsh Creek, my husband Tim took me to “the dam,” a place he said is popular with anglers. more »»

Reflections in Nature: ID of bird nest builders tricky

November 10, 2013 Recently, a young man stopped by our house with an abandoned bird’s nest that he found. He was curious as to what species built the nest and asked if I knew. more »»

Christmas on the Potomac

November 10, 2013 NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Imagine 2 million twinkling lights, dancing fountains and indoor snowfalls. Imagine walking by lifesize, hand-carved ice sculptures and sliding down a two-story ice slide. more »»

Outward Bound

November 3, 2013 It’s pretty easy to just lay something down and forget it. Life is hectic and everyone has so much equipment that it’s sometimes difficult to remember where they put it or left it. more »»

Predator hunting is 'ADDICTING' enthusiast says

October 27, 2013 Hunting something that potentially could hunt you tops some sportsmen’s lists. It can be the most involved type of hunting, some say, and often is done right here in northcentral Pennsylvania. more »»

Mind games with meat eaters

October 27, 2013 Predator hunting isn’t for the faint of heart. Kevin Leasure, of Rauchtown, loves to head out in the dead of night, gunning for animals who themselves are more predator than prey. more »»

Writer, husband share love of outdoors

October 27, 2013 I have an adventurous spirit. I love to travel, see and experience new things, and I adore the outdoors. more »»

Reflections in Nature: Flatfooted vs. fleet

October 27, 2013 Although I’ve been retired for more than 11 years, I still am asked questions about animals and the state Game Commission. Last week, a man asked if it is possible to skin a porcupine. more »»

Keeping it Green

October 21, 2013 Imagine that the city of Williamsport and the boroughs of Hughesville, Jersey Shore, Montoursville, Muncy and South Williamsport all were converted back into the farmlands or forests from whence the... more »»

Bird hunter, dogs eager for new season

October 21, 2013 It’s an exciting time of year again for many pointing dog owners, both new and old. more »»

Reflections in Nature: Black widow bites to protect eggs

October 21, 2013 Recently, I received a letter from Lenora “Lenny” Stackhouse, who lives in Williamsport. more »»

Coghlan’s Dry Pouch keeps items dry, visible

October 21, 2013 “Please tell me you have that in a dry bag,” is not a question you want to have to ask — or answer — after a kayak flips and everything is soake. more »»

Reflections in Nature:Grapes, caterpillars plentiful

October 13, 2013 A few weeks ago, while attending a Friends of Mt. Pisgah State Park meeting, Cheryl Hyde showed me several pictures of a hummingbird moth and asked if I had ever seen one. more »»

Slippery slope

October 13, 2013 Al Sever, of Montoursville, was the only American among a group of Russians, Swiss and Bolivians who hit the road in May for a 40-mile downhill journey on mountain bikes. more »»

Lead remediation, renovations temporarily close Little Pine State Park shooting range

October 13, 2013 WATERVILLE — The shooting range at Little Pine State Park has been closed since a full-scale modernization and lead remediation began last year. more »»

Bolivia buses provide cheap travel option

October 13, 2013 Only one part of Al Sever’s trip included the hair-raising ride down the mountain on the Road of Death when he traveled to Bolivia from May 14 to June 4. more »»



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