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Outdoors

Game commission to launch learn to hunt webinars

The Pennsylvania Game Commission will be hosting free webinars to provide new and existing hunters of all ages the information and resources needed to be successful this fall. The courses cover topics such as finding places to hunt, selecting a firearm, an overview of regulations, biology of ...

Bird Watchers: Birding while injured

For as long as I can remember Audubon has touted bird watching as a wonderful way for almost anyone, anywhere, to connect with the natural world through the enjoyment of birds. Birds are wildlife that come to us in our back yards, in our parks and in the wonderful forests and wild lands that ...

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 ...