River Talk
Peregrine flight school

Around the middle of June, I took a trip to New York to monitor a peregrine nest. It was just about time for the young to fledge—a good time to get a count of the number of young. On arrival, I …

Blossom abundance!

Two of the blooming beauties we are blessed with here in the Upper Delaware River region that have recently launched their showy displays are the northern catalpa tree and the mountain laurel shrub. …

Albino versus leucistic

Some of us are lucky enough to see white-colored deer on occasion. You may have heard someone say, “I saw an albino deer in my backyard today!” The question to ask in response could have …

Winter wildlife viewing opportunities

March 12 was promising to be a somewhat mild day—at least milder than we have had during the last week or so. Temperatures were forecast to rise into the 50s. It was about 7:30 a.m. when I went …

Feeling frustrated? Act on it!

Unusually high temperatures during the second week of March have ignited spring fever in many of us. Although it’s a welcome relief from the cabin fever fostered by the taxing weather …