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Outdoors

Prevalence of ticks in Pennsylvania is high

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell, and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn met this week at Boyd Big Tree Preserve to ...

DCNR announces new conservation measures on state forests to protect bats

HARRISBURG — The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has announced new conservation measures in certain state forests where federally threatened and endangered bats are found. The new conservation measures address traditional firewood collection and cutting of standing ...

Bird Watchers: Female birds sing, too!

Here in Central PA, many summer birds have already raised their first brood of youngsters. There is less singing than a month ago, but, as some pairs settle in for another brood, there is plenty of sound out there for people who want to find or just listen to birds. The male has long been ...

At the Parks

Civilian Conservation Corps of Little Pine On Friday, July 23, at 6 p.m., there will be a “Civilian Conservation Corps of Little Pine” program at Little Pine State Park. This program will focus on the history of the Great Depression, life during the Civilian Conservation Corps times, and ...

Fish and Boat Commission enforcing safe boating laws

As the summer holiday season brings large numbers of people to bodies of water, boat regulations are enforced by Waterway Conservation officers to ensure public safety. Similar to automobile regulations, there are set laws in place for boaters. The Fish and Boat Commission oversees all ...

What to know about 2021-22 Anterless Deer Licenses

HARRISBURG— Deer season still might be months away, but hunters who will need antlerless deer licenses in 2021-22 soon will need to fill out and send in their applications. Resident hunters may apply for their first antlerless deer license beginning Monday, July 12. Nonresidents may ...