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Reflections in Nature:

July 10, 2016 Trees offer mankind many gifts — shelter from cold and heat; a host of nutritious fruits, nuts and sap; leaves, flowers and roots used for food and in medicines. more »»

Catching more than fish, 1 lure at a time

July 10, 2016 STATE COLLEGE (AP) — On a cloudy day in January, one lucky fisherman snared his first walleye and then posted a picture of his catch to Facebook. more »»

Should you learn the names of all the species in nature?

July 10, 2016 I never was taught about local birds in school. I also never was taught to identify local trees, flowers or butterflies. more »»

2016-17 antlerless deer licensing begins July 11

July 10, 2016 The issuing of antlerless deer licenses will begin on Monday. Antlerless deer license applications must be mailed directly to the county treasurer’s office, not the state Game Commission. more »»

Annual Pennsylvania rattler roundup yields dozens of snakes

July 10, 2016 NOXEN (AP) — Dozens of serpents have been collected as a part of an annual Rattlesnake Roundup in northeastern Pennsylvani. more »»

Army site’s new owner plans to preserve rare white deer herd

July 10, 2016 ROMULUS, N.Y. — A rare herd of ghostly white deer that multiplied at a World War II weapons depot under the protection of the U.S. Army now is being nurtured by the site’s new owner. more »»

WILDLIFE IN THE NEWS

July 10, 2016 State to beachgoers: Stay away from coastal birds HARTFORD, Conn. more »»

Scientists struggle to find out what killed humpback whale

July 10, 2016 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — When she first arrived on the scene, Ashley Stokes spotted the bloated carcass of a humpback whale lying on the beach, its tongue hanging ou. more »»

A compelling story

July 10, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — If the hip-hop Broadway smash “Hamilton” can reignite interest in the first U.S. more »»

Caring for catfish (and more)

June 26, 2016 ALLENWOOD — Something’s fishy at Allenwood Federal Correction Facility — but it’s a good thing. more »»

Photographer Curt Weinhold to offer photography class

June 26, 2016 COUDERSPORT — Photographers who want to learn how to photograph the starry night sky with their digital single-lens reflex camera have the chance to do so under the tutelage of Curt Weinhold, a... more »»

OUTDOOR BRIEFS

June 26, 2016 Hike the Golden Eagle Trail today The Otzinachson Regional Group of the Sierra Club and the Edward Abbey Hiking Society will hold a number of hikes throughout the region in the spring and summer. more »»

SHOOTING SPORTS

June 26, 2016 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sun-Gazette reserves the right to edit items submitted for the “Shooting Sports” section. To submit an event, call 570-326-1551, ext. 3116. more »»

IN THE PARKS

June 26, 2016 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 July 7 — Growing up Wild: Symbols and Native American Stories, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Environmental Learning Center. more »»

4-foot-long black snake stumps residents of SD town

June 26, 2016 REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) — A dead snake has residents of the Spink County town of Redfield stumped. more »»

Geese tangled in fishing line

June 26, 2016 HELENA, Mont. more »»

Once labeled invasive, ‘rock snot’ algae now deemed native

June 26, 2016 MONTPELIER, Vt. — A type of algae called “rock snot” that was thought to be an invasive species in the Northeast is actually native to the northern United States, researchers have concluded. more »»

COMMUNITY TIES

June 26, 2016 CLAYTON, N.Y. — The St. Lawrence River connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Great Lakes and somewhere in the middle is Alexandria Bay, a booming place to visit during the milder months of the year. more »»

Reflections in Nature:

June 26, 2016 Summer is the time of year when we all spend more time out-of-doors and this often leads to encounters with wasps and bees. more »»

 
 
 

 

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