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Reflections in Nature:

March 30, 2014 Several weeks ago, after I wrote that I was not sure why cardinals pick up and crush ants to rub over their bodies, I received an email from a reader, who wrote that birds did this to keep parasites... more »»

1,100 compete in archery tourney

March 30, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — The state National Archery in the Schools Program tournament held March 14 saw the biggest field of competitors in the tournament’s history — about 1,100 students from 41 schools in... more »»

Crow-Mageddon

March 23, 2014 MANSFIELD — There are plenty of good reasons to hold a crow hunt: to prevent damage to crops as a result of destructive crow behavior, or for general population control to mitigate predation on song... more »»

Fish-eating ducks hard hit by severe winter, ice

March 23, 2014 By MARY ESCH Associated Press DELMAR, N.Y. — The Niagara River corridor from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario is renowned as a spectacular winter haven for hundreds of thousands of water birds. more »»

Outdoors Briefs

March 23, 2014 Take a hike with regional club The Otzinachson Regional Group of the Sierra Club and the Edward Abbey Hiking Society will hold a number of hikes throughout the region. more »»

Game Commission field officers report on outdoor happenings

March 23, 2014 Field officers for the state Game Commission’s Northcentral region filed the following reports on March 14, according to the agency’s website: • Lycoming County Wildlife Conservation Officer Harold... more »»

Wild Resource Conservation Program funds groundbreaking snowy owl study

March 23, 2014 Ellen Ferretti, secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said the agency’s Wild Resource Conservation Program is funding a transmitter to help better understand the... more »»

Anglers club plans annual meeting, kids’ fishing derby

March 23, 2014 TROUT RUN — The Lycoming Creek Anglers Club will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Trout Run Fire Hall. It is open to the public. more »»

Reflections in Nature

March 23, 2014 Diary entry for March 7, 2014: “Ted Brown, who lives in Farmer’s Valley, told me that he saw a large flock of robins this morning. more »»

Citizen scientists needed for new barn swallow study

March 23, 2014 Ithaca, N.Y. — We live in an incredibly well-lit world. All that wattage in heavily populated areas creates a halo glow that brightens the night sky. more »»

Project SNOWstorm

March 16, 2014 A recent, historic invasion of the lower 48 states by snowy owls has given birdwatchers and “Harry Potter” fans cause to rejoice. more »»

Park’s maple event eases cabin fever

March 16, 2014 TROY — On March 8, the Friends of Mt. Pisgah State Park held another successful Sugar on Snow Event. more »»

Reflections in Nature

March 16, 2014 Throughout the months of February and March, with temperatures hovering in the single digits, our backyard cardinal has been singin. more »»

Outdoor briefs

March 16, 2014 Listen to dulcimer music at preserve WASHINGTONVILLE — Celebrate the beginning of spring with the delightful sounds of dulcimer music. A.J. more »»

Big walleye caught in Columbia sets Washington state record

March 16, 2014 By RICH LANDERS The Spokesman-Review SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A walleye weighing 20.32 pounds caught in the Columbia River on Feb. 28 is a Washington state record. more »»

Biologist: Vermont bats begin recovery from white nose

March 16, 2014 By WILSON RING Associated Press MONTPELIER, V. more »»

Montana pheasants released in Pennsylvania

March 16, 2014 Pheasants aren’t known to fly long distances. more »»

Youth wins shotgun at Bradford Area Friends of NRA’s banquet

March 16, 2014 ULSTER — The Bradford Area Friends of the NRA recently held its annual banquet at the Ulster Fire Hall. An overflow crowd raised a record of more than $60,000 for the Bradford County Friends grou. more »»

Youth wins shotgun at Bradford Area Friends of NRA’s banquet

March 16, 2014 ULSTER — The Bradford Area Friends of the NRA recently held its annual banquet at the Ulster Fire Hall. An overflow crowd raised a record of more than $60,000 for the Bradford County Friends group. more »»

Touring by Segway

March 16, 2014 How’s this for an adventure, albeit an “unique” adventure — tour the countryside, small cities, even big cities, by Segway. more »»

 
 

 

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