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December 16, 2017
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LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — “Catskill Fly Tying, the Art of Artifice,” an exhibit of the work of photographer Mark Loete, will be shown in the Wulff Gallery of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) from October 17 to November 30. There will be a reception on Saturday, October 22 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The exhibition features over 40 photographs of exquisitely crafted trout fishing flies, celebrating the centuries-old fly-tying tradition and the master artisans who fabricate these jewel-like imitation insects.

Hobgood, Ruffalo deliver first cast

ROSCOE, NY — Laurence Hobgood and Mark Ruffalo will join to deliver the first cast at Junction Pool on Saturday, April 2. Hobgood is a celebrated musician whom Dave Brubeck has described as “one of the most incredible pianists I have ever heard.” Oscar-nominated actor Ruffalo had earlier thought he would have to cancel his first-cast appearance, but is now back on the agenda.  Read more

Financial benefits of land conservation

WHITE LAKE, NY — Melinda Ketcham, land protection coordinator for the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, will present the “The Financial Benefits of Land Conservation” on Thursday, March 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Dr. Duggan Community Center located at 3460 Route 55.  Read more

Bethel farming community featured on town website

BETHEL, NY — The newly formed Town of Bethel Agricultural Implementation Committee is seeking participants for inclusion on a new web page dedicated to promoting Bethel’s farming community on the town website. Whether you are retail, wholesale or a manufacturer, this will be a place for potential customers as well as other local farmers to be made aware of what you have to offer. Email yjennife@localnet.com or call 845/583-4531.

Earth Hour 2011

PLANET EARTH — Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday, March 26 starting at 8:30 p.m. Earth Hour is a worldwide event that will take place in 128 countries and hundreds of cities. To participate, just turn off your electric lights for one hour. The idea is to bring attention and awareness to our dependence on electricity.
This is the third Earth Hour, and it is organized by the World Wildlife Fund. Visit earthhour.org.

Mushroom society welcomes new members

HONESDALE, PA — There will be a meeting of the Delaware Highlands Mushroom Society (DHMS) on Monday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Honesdale Wellness Center at 602 Church Street. The society was started last year as an organization bringing together fungi enthusiasts and those interested in learning about mushrooms. It hosted several walks last year in search of mushrooms, tapping into local knowledge and informing those beginning to learn.  Read more

Conservation district to show ‘DIRT! the Movie’

BLOOMING GROVE, PA — The Pike County Conservation District will present “Dirt! the Movie” at the district office in Blooming Grove at 7 p.m. on March 23. The film takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to.  Read more

Backyard birding

The rewards of backyard bird feeding are many. While I frequently see chickadees, cardinals, blue jays, juncos, goldfinches and nuthatches just outside my kitchen door, a new visitor showed up sporadically this winter to take advantage of the black oil sunflower seeds offered there.
The female red-bellied woodpecker depicted here found the swampy hemlock grove next to my home to her liking. While more common to the south, this medium-sized round-headed bird has been increasing its breeding range northward over the past several decades.  Read more

Conservancy holds volunteer brunch

HAWLEY, PA — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is inviting all past, present or interested volunteers to a brunch. The brunch and open house will be held from 10 a.m. To 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Delaware Highlands Conservancy Office on River Street.  Read more

College internships available at Grey Towers

MILFORD, PA — Applications currently are being accepted for a number of different internships at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford. Students can earn from $75 per week subsistence allowance to $2,500 for the 12-week season, depending on which internship they qualify for. Internships vary in start and end dates and range from May through November.  Read more

Live birds of prey

LAKE WALLENPAUPACK, PA — Bill Streeter, director of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center will present a program on live birds of prey at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 12 at PPL’s Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center.  Read more

Audubon announces $4,000 scholarship

The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society announces a $4000 college scholarship to students who wish to pursue a career in an environmental field such as forestry, natural resources, environmental planning, environmental engineering, fish, game, or wildlife management, ecology and/or environmental science. Applicants must be from Pike, Wayne, Lackawanna or Susquehanna County and must enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university program. The winning applicant will receive $1,000 per year for up to four years.  Read more

Comments sought on eagle management

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking public input on a draft bald eagle management plan, which can be reviewed at www.portal.state.pa.us (click on “Game Commissoin” and “Draft Eagle management Plan.”) Public comments on the agency's eagle management plan will be accepted until March 3 via the website, or by mail to Eagle Management Plan, Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797.  Read more