Outdoors

McReas have the Garden of Month

PHOTO PROVIDED The September winners of Dogwood Circle’s Garden of the Month Award are Christine and Wayne McRea, 302 Cedar Lane, Mill Hall. Their gardens are neat and colorful with a mix of annuals, perennials and shrubs. Big colorful pots of dusty miller, dahlias, bacopa and calibrachoa ...

Elk online streaming goes live

Each September, thousands of visitors make their way to Pennsylvania’s elk country to experience for themselves the wonder of the bugling season. And while there’s nothing quite like seeing a giant bull up close, or feeling your rib cage resonate as it lets loose an ear-splitting bugle, ...

Register now for free family fishing event

BELLEFONTE – Come fish with us! The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is offering a free “Fish With A Waterways Conservation Officer – Family Fishing Event” Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at PFBC’s Bellefonte Hatchery Ponds, 1115 Spring Creek Road. PFBC ...

Benninghoff to host conservation expo

PLEASANT GAP — State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Bellefonte) will host an Outdoor and Conservation Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology. At the expo, outdoor enthusiasts will hear the latest about the issues impacting ...

BIRD WATCHERS

September is a time of changes. The weather transitions from the hot days of summer to the cool nights of autumn. Students are beginning a new school year. I’ll be returning for another season as the counter at the Ashland Hawk Watch in Delaware. Millions of birds are beginning ...

Electro-Fishing Program Tuesday Evening

BOONEVILLE — Tom Shervinskie, a Fisheries Biologist who works for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, will offer an interactive, hands-on approach to discuss water quality in Fishing Creek on Tuesday Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Picnic Grounds in Logan Township near ...

Free family fishing event at Bellefonte Hatchery Ponds

BELLEFONTE – Come fish with us! PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is offering a FREE “Fish With A Waterways Conservation Officer – Family Fishing Event” on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at PFBC’s Bellefonte Hatchery Ponds, 1115 Spring Creek Road, Bellefonte. PFBC ...

Eat or be eaten

If you have the time and enjoy being outdoors, there are some interesting happenings occurring in area landscapes, mainly the battle of survival amongst insect populations. One of the more visible displays is the activity of the praying mantids. They emerge from their egg cases in the early ...

YHEC receives $4,312 grant from NRA Foundation

LOGANTON — The Southern Clinton County YHEC (Youth Hunter Education Challenge) club was recently awarded a sizeable grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation. Each year Friends of the NRA form volunteer committees across the country and tirelessly raise charitable dollars and ...

Fly fishing day for military families and cancer survivors

BENTON — The PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is teaming up with local partners to hold a Fly Fishing event for cancer survivors and military families on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at Boy Scouts of America, Camp Lavigne, 35 Camp Lavigne Rd., Benton, Pa. 17814. All ...

At the Parks

Stream Stomp! On Saturday, August 25, at 3:30 p.m., there will be a “Stream Stomp” at Ole Bull State Park. Join the park naturalist and dive into an underwater community to find some different aquatic insects that call this creek home. Meet at Pavilion #4 (Stone Pavilion). PA Snakes On ...

Life-and-death battle in the garage

One afternoon on a hot sunny day — yes, we have had some of those this summer — I was sitting in my garage avoiding the hot sun. This spring we had purchased some metal art work that needed painted and I was attempting to take a rusty piece of metal and turn it into something that would be ...

Garden of Month combines color, whimsy

PHOTO PROVIDED James McLean, 439 S. Fairview St., Lock Haven, has won the August Garden of the Month Award from Dogwood Circle Garden Club. Annuals such as sweet potato vine, alyssum and many varieties of portulaca, begonia, impatiens, coleus, combine with perennials including coneflower, ...

Archery featured program at Little Pine State Park

WATERVILLE — For the weekend of August 31 - Sept. 3, the environmental programs at Little Pine State Park will focus on a variety of topics. Friday evening at 8 will be the weekly coffee break. This is an informal question and answer period and general chat session. Coffee, tea, and iced ...

AT THE PARKS

Colony of Ole Bull There will be a program called “Colony of Ole Bull” on Wednesday, August 22, at 1 p.m., at Ole Bull State Park. Come and learn about an attempt made by Ole Bull to establish a colony in the area. His personal background and hardships will be discussed among other ...

Summer is a great time to enjoy vegetables

Many people do not eat the recommended amounts of vegetables as part of their diet. Why are vegetables important? Vegetables offer exciting flavors, texture, and they taste good. They also contain vitamins, minerals and fiber and can actually help you control your weight and provide ...

Local man publishes book on deer hunting

SALONA — A former Salona native has completed and published a book titled Whitetail Deer Facts and Strategies: A Complete Guide to Hunting Deer. Dennis Keller, of Altoona, grew up in Salona and attended both Bald Eagle Nittany High School as well as Lock Haven University. He has spent a ...

A night in the woods

More people are wanting to know ‘what does it take to survive’ in certain outdoor situations. Art Dawes of Flemington is an instructor and founder of PA Wilderness Survival, which teaches bush craft, survival and emergency skills. He has been ramping up his survival demonstrations and ...

Penn State’s Ag Progress Days offers ‘something for everyone’

Agricultural show begins Tuesday in Centre County UNIVERSITY PARK— Everything agriculture and more can be found at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, which kicks off Tuesday and continued through Thursday at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson ...

Master Gardener Program accepting applications

LOCK HAVEN — Penn State Extension in Clinton County is accepting applications from people interested in taking training to become Master Gardeners. Clinton County has a dedicated group of volunteer Master Gardeners who are committed to making a difference, according to Cooperative ...