A doe and her fawn

A doe looks up form eating grass that half buries her fawn. A fawn crossing the road on spindly legs was the tiniest the deer I’ve seen. I stopped my bicycle, but was close enough that the mother picked up its pace and moved out of sight before I could...
We funnel wildlife into our world

We funnel wildlife into our world

Of You don’t have to look hard to see wildlife. A fawn crossed my path as I drove to work this morning. Last night, a rabbit hopped across the career center lawn as I walked into a school board meeting. Like Peter Rabbit eluding Mr. McGregor, the rabbit hid from...

Eastern deer more vulnerable to CWD

Deer in Northeast states are more susceptible to chronic wasting disease than deer in the west, where the fatal disease originated, a Penn State study found. The study focused on 11 genetic markers that predict which deer are least vulnerable to the disease and found...

National parks provide a boon to Pennsylvania

National Park Service photoUpper Delaware is a national scenic and recreational river that brings visitors and dollars to Pennsylvania. Think national parks, and Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Everglades come to mind.But Pennsylvania has a baker’s dozen of...

New record trout weighs 31 pounds 13 ounces

Keith Miller hoists his record trout, caught May 11, 2019 in Lake Erie. An angler from Venango County caught a trout in Lake Erie on that set a new state record. On May 11, Keith Miller, 73, of Cranberry Twp. and friends hooked up with God’s Grace Sport Fishing, a...