Outdoors

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Match for 2/12/19 Mill Hall 5-7 @ Markovich Const. Inc. Mill Hall Jim Baney 96-3 Jeff Koch 93-3 Andy Kotzur 92-2 Ed Hamberger 92-1 Tom Hamberger 86-1 Steve Walker 86-1 Team 545-11 Markovich Const. Inc. Chase Weise 100-10 Bill Bridgens Sr. 98-6 Chad Carson 98-5 Zark ...

What are host plants and why do we need them?

“What are host plants?” was a question I received while teaching a recent Master Gardener workshop. It’s a very good question and those who are interested in helping pollinators, such as bees, moths, and butterflies, may find the answer particularly useful. Let’s use butterflies ...

Keeping it green: Gaining 60 pounds a day

One of the most popular sessions at the annual Mid Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Conference (MAFVC) is on pumpkins. Not hard to see why as it is grown on hundreds of Pennsylvania farms, over several thousand acres, and having a crop value of over $13 million. In fact, the production of orange ...

PA bear harvest totals 3,153 for 2018

HARRISBURG — One of these years, Pennsylvania is going to break the 4,000-bear barrier for a third time in annual black bear harvests. There was hope it would in 2018 with a bear population estimated at 20,000 and a fine start to the November firearms season. But unfavorable weather ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 2/5/19 Strouse Electric 7-4 @ Mill Hall 5-6 Strouse Electric Kevin Novosel 100-4 Bob Marshall 99-5 Andy Klaus 97-5 Steve Yarnell 97-5 Jim Newman 97-4 Gary Vonada 97-3 Gib Moter 96-1 Mitchell Holden 95-2 Team 778-29 Mill Hall Karen Woods 100-6 Lynn Woods ...

Keeping it green: The future of flowers

The annual Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Conference (MAFVC) in Hershey is a chance for area growers to gather new information about pest issues, marketing ideas, and production matters. It also gives them a glimpse into future trends. Shifting through the agendas over the past years, ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 1/29/19 Mill Hall 5-5 @ Liberty 7-3 Mill Hall Karen Woods 100-10 Lynn Woods 99-3 Jim Baney 98-1 Milt Geyer Jr. 96-3 Jeff Koch 94-2 Steve Walker 94-2 Andy Kotzur 92-3 Ed Hamberger 91-3 Team 764-27 Liberty Park Lane 100-8 Lenny Young Jr. 99-8 Lance Bowman ...

Easy to be green: The cat-faced spider

Looks like I got what I wished for, snow. For those who have to work Monday through Friday, at least you could enjoy and have time to dig out. Sorry about those of you who work on weekends. But the selfish cuss that I am, I GOT. MY. WISH! Remember snow is good for the ground. It is nice to ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 1/22/19 Avis 1-8 @ Mill Hall 5-4 Avis Chad Marshall 98-4 Mike Goodman Jr. 98-2 Eric Wunder 96-3 Nathan Clinger 95-4 Luke Hibler 95-3 Ron Marshall 91-1 Aaron Fausey 85-0 Ray Eldred 84-0 Team 742-17 Mill Hall Karen Woods 100-9 Jim Baney 100-6 Lynn Woods ...

Clinton County Shines for Daffodil Days

LOCK HAVEN — It may be the middle of winter, but there’s a bright spot in Clinton County. The annual Daffodil Days fundraiser for the American Cancer Society began on Jan. 9 with a kick-off meeting at the Dutch Haven Restaurant. Made up of volunteers from across the county, the ...

Winter squash storage

We are in the middle of the winter season and believe it or not, a backyard garden can still be helpful in creating great food right now. In a roundabout way. There is nothing growing in our gardens at this point unless you are one of those extreme gardeners that utilizes season extension ...

McElhattan man downs 9 point buck

PHOTO PROVIDED Gage Riggle, of McElhattan, took down this 9 point buck at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 in Beech Creek. The animal has a 20 and a half inch spread.

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Match for 1/8/19 Strouse Electric 4-3 A Tylersville 0-7 Strouse Electric Kevin Novosel 100-10 Mitchell Holden 96-3 Steve Yarnell 95-3 Andy Klaus 95-3 Gib Moyer 94-1 Adam Yarnell 93-2 Mike Novosel 93-1 Todd Holden 91-2 Team 757-25 Tylersville Kyler Phillips 96-2 Jake ...

Game Commission reminds of dangers in attempting to care for wildlife

HARRISBURG — In response to the incident that took place at Gifford Pinchot State Park, the Game Commission reminds the public that wildlife cannot be taken from the wild. Under Pennsylvania law, it is illegal to take or possess wildlife. These laws were put in place to protect both wildlife ...

Survey finds ‘abundant’ bass, catfish populations

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently released results of surveys by agency biologists who concluded the Susquehanna River is home to a healthy, abundant population of smallmouth bass and channel catfish. But, they concede, problems continue. Here are some of the key ...

Join Us in January for Garden Sense

Every January, the Penn State Master Gardeners of Clinton County start the year off with a series of gardening workshops. It’s an opportunity to make the most of a cold winter day by learning and enjoying the company of others with gardening interests. This year, the Garden Sense ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 1/8/19 Liberty 6-1 @ Avis 1-6 Liberty Lance Bowman 97-3 Park Lane 96-4 Emory Gunsallus 95-4 Brett Glossner 95-4 Rick Bowman 95-2 Lenny Young Jr. 94-4 Terry Day 93-3 Allen Muthler Jr. 93-3 Team 758-27 Juniors Lance Bowman 97-3 Emory Gunsallus ...

Pa. Game Commission seedling sale to begin

HOWARD — While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring – and beyond – by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery. The 2019 seedling order form is available online, and sales are set to ...

BIRD WATCHERS: The human side of watching birds

The holidays are a time of year for spending time with family and friends. Bird watching is often thought of a solitary activity where an observer goes out alone into nature, but in reality it is a social activity. I have been fortunate enough to work seasonal birding jobs in different states ...

Keeping it green: Year end pest wrap-up

As we head toward the end of 2018, I thought it might be a good time to review some of the year’s major pest problems and the outlook for 2019. To ensure fair coverage of problematic pests, we’ll briefly explore a representative from the ‘Big Three’ categories; insects, disease causing ...