Outdoors

AT THE PARKS

WATERVILLE — The eagles have returned to the nest at Little Pine State Park, and incubating behavior has been observed. If you would like to learn more about our national bird, join the park naturalist on April 14 for two Eagle Watch programs. The first will be at 10 a.m. and the ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Make up Match for 1/16/18 Mill Hall 9-9 @ Avis 5-13 Mill Hall Lynn Woods 100-4 Jim Baney 99-3 Jeff Koch 96-3 Karen Woods 95-2 Holly Baney 93-2 Steve Walker 93-1 Barry Johnson 92-3 Milt Geyer Jr. 91-3 Team 759-21 Avis Chad Marshall 100-4 Nathan Clinger 98-5 Eric ...

r Making Life Better, It’s time for pussy willows and pollinators

Finally the signs of spring have arrived. The crocus that had been planted years ago in the yard are blooming, and the Eranthis cilicica, with the common name of winter buttercup, are in competition with the crocus in their attempt to attract honey bees. The daffodil and tulip leaves are trying ...

Williamsport to host four PA Wilds key events in April

WILLIAMSPORT — The city of Williamsport will be hosting four PA Wilds events in April, including the grand opening of new PA Wilds Conservation Shop, Creative Makers Exhibit, the 2018 PA Wilds Annual Dinner and Awards, and Creative Entrepreneur’s Conference. The PA Wilds Center for ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Match for 3/13/18 Avis 4-12 @ Liberty 8-9 Avis Chad Marshall 98-6 Eric Wunder 98-6 Bob Marshall 97-4 Dave Danneker 96-5 Mike Goodman Jr. 95-2 Kevin Kline 94-2 Ray Eldred 94-1 Ron Marshall 93-2 Team 765-28 Liberty Lenny Young Jr. 99-4 Emory Gunsallus 98-6 Norm Fenton ...

Clinton Master Gardeners welcome four new apprentices in March

MILL HALL — The Penn State Master Gardeners of Clinton County welcomed four new apprentices at their meeting on March 13. They are Christine Gray, Diane Michura, Emily Montarsi and Julie Moodler, all of whom completed the Master Gardener basic training program on March 8. Concluding ...

Orchid Show next weekend at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE — The 53rd Annual Orchid Show, presented by the Central Pennsylvania Orchid Society (CPOS), will take place Saturday, April 7, from 1-6 p.m. and Sunday, April 8, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Penn State’s Snider Ag Arena, located at the corner of Park Avenue and Fox Hollow Road ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 3/13/18 Tylersville 0-17 @ Strouse Electric 13-4 Tylersville Mike Bonchack 97-2 John Brungard 94-3 Jake Brown 94-1 Terry Kuzma 93-4 Earl Leedy 93-3 Scott Weidler 93-1 Kyle Phillips 91-2 Bill Myers 89-0 Team 744-16 Strouse Electric Kevin Novosel 100-6 Jim ...

Researchers to study ramps’ market, flavor profile, vulnerability to pest

UNIVERSITY PARK - A good way to describe ramps, it has been said, is to note what they are not. Ramps are not leeks, nor are they scallions or shallots. Ramps look like scallions, but they’re smaller and have one or two broad, flat leaves. Among the first green things to pop out of the ...

Birding field trip planned

WILLIAMSPORT — The Lycoming Audubon Society will hold a birding field trip around Rose Valley Lake on Saturday, March 31. This walk-and-ride event to look for a variety of waterfowl, songbirds and raptors, will begin at 8 a.m., weather permitting. Trip leaders is Ron Beach, who can be ...

Outdoors stores quietly continue to sell assault weapons

By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer DUNDEE, Mich. — Some big retailers have curbed sales of assault weapons after last month's school shooting in Florida. But others are sticking to their guns. Several outdoor chains, including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Gander Outdoors and Academy ...

Hardy Alstroemerias shine in gardens

These cold, short days are the perfect time to reflect on last season’s garden successes and failures and plan for this season. It’s exciting to look through the glossy catalogs with tantalizing photos and see the label NEW! on many plants. In case you missed it, here is one flower that is ...

Invasive species – Part 2

By TOM BUTZLER In my previous column (Feb. 24), I wrote about the problem with invasives and examples of how and why they were introduced into our North American environment. I also mentioned toward the end of the article that many of our native organisms are wreaking havoc on other ...

Spring gobbler season is an exciting time for hunters

By JESSICA WELSHANS For The Express Spring gobbler season can prove to be one of the most exciting times for hunters in the state. It also can present hunters with some challenges regarding safety. Before any Pennsylvania hunter rolls out the door in the wee hours of the morning to find ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Match for 2/20/18 Avis 2-11 @ Mill Hall 7-6 Avis Chad Marshall 100-10 Nate Clinger 96-4 Eric Wunder 95-2 Kevin Kline 94-2 Bob Marshall 93-1 Mike Goodman Jr. 92-0 Ron Marshall 90-0 Aaron Fausey 89-0 Team 749-19 Mill Hall James Baney 97-4 Barry Johnson 96-4 Karen Woods ...

PA Wilds Center plans annual awards dinner, conference

WILLIAMSPORT — The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PA Wilds Center) is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2018 PA Wilds Annual Dinner and Awards event to be held on Thursday April 26. This year also marks the launch of the new Creative Entrepreneur’s ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League Results

Matches for 2/13/18 Mill Hall 6-6 @ Tylersville 0-12 Mill Hall Jim Baney 99-5 Karen Woods 99-4 Lynn Woods 97-0 Holly Baney 97-0 Jeff Koch 96-1 Dale Johnson 92-2 Milt Geyer Jr. 92-2 Ed Hamberger 92-1 Team 764-15 Tylersville Kyler Phillips 96-4 Jake Brown 96-3 John ...

Invasive species – Part 1

The history of our invasive species is a good read. Many were brought into the United States, on purpose, to solve problems or enhance certain aspects of our life. These early introductions happened before regulations were in place to monitor non-native organisms (those not native to North ...

Make a scene at these places from your favorite films

By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Winter had trespassed into spring the day I visited Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria, where Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp children sang and danced their way through "Do-Re-Mi." Snowflakes stuck to my nose and eyelashes and also found their icy ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Match from 1/23/18 Avis 2-7 @ Tylersville 0-9 Avis Chad Marshall 99-8 Nate Clinger 97-4 Ron Marshall 96-4 Kevin Kline 94-2 Mike Goodman Jr. 94-2 Bob Marshall 93-3 Eric Wunder 92-2 Aaron Fausey 84-0 Team 749-25 Tylersville Mike Bonchack 96-1 Mike Frantz 95-4 John ...