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Outdoors

May Warblers — woodland jewels

The month of May is exciting; the trees are leafing out, wildflowers abound, and the songbirds are coming through on the way to their breeding grounds. Pennsylvania is host to many of the 37 kinds of warblers that nest east of the Rockies. These are extremely active, tiny foragers of insects ...

Learning how to properly mulch can save your trees

BELLEFONTE — Mulches have become a standard element of most landscape plantings. Mulches are commonly used to enhance the beauty of landscapes, suppress weeds, conserve soil moisture, and buffer plants from the damaging effects of traffic and lawn equipment. Proper mulching is one of the ...

Condors soar again over Northern California coastal redwoods

REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The endangered California condor returned to soar the skies over the state's far northern coast redwood forests on Tuesday for the first time in more than a century. Two captive-bred birds were released from a pen in Redwood National Park, about an ...

Brion Whitten makes award-winning turkey calls, viral videos

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — It wouldn’t be fair to call Oxford resident Brion Whitten a jack of all trades. Just a lot of them. He hunts. He fishes. He fights fires, both for a living and in his spare time. He’s a former Marine who toured Iraq, Africa and Peru before being honorably ...

Discover natural beauties in the Delaware Botanic Gardens

DAGSBORO, Del. (AP) — A crystal clear sky reflects off the placid water at Pepper Creek as, almost on cue, one of the resident bald eagles swoops over the shoreline in a regal arc. It’s this kind of awe in nature — like a child curiously digging through the mud or exploring unknown ...

Seeing a snow goose migration is a unique experience

Witnessing snow goose migration for the first time is a unique experience, truly an awesome event of nature, and we are fortunate to be its path. The loud simultaneous honking and circular flight by thousands of geese is sometimes referred to as a “tornado.” Almost all snow geese in our ...