Outdoor

Happy Trails

If you build it, they will come, WCCBI CEO and President Jim Decker was told by the many people who have been involved in the Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways' Trails at Jakes Rocks project.And that prediction has proven itself to be accurate.According to Decker, counters at the entry roads to the ...

Opening with a whisper

Twas a time when the start of small game season was nearly as exciting as the start of deer season. Typically a small game hunter would see nearly as many hunters in the woods as the first day of deer season.Of course back then, I am talking about the 1960s, we had a lot more small game habitat ...

TO DO

To get your items in the Outdoors Calendar contact mikeb73@verizon.net or phone (814)726-1035- Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m.: trap and skeet practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club- Thursdays, must arrive before 9:30 a.m.: one round only sporting clays practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club- Mondays, ...

Birds of prey

One of the most frequent questions I am asked when out in public representing Audubon is "How's the Bald Eagle, Liberty?" Since being housed at Audubon in 2002 after an injury, Liberty provides visitors with a close-up view of a bird of prey.People love Liberty. Words I've heard used to ...

Youngsville Life

Fall Revival ServicesThe Pittsfield Wesleyan Methodist Church on Rt. 27 will be having Revival Services on October 26-30 (Wednesday-Sunday) at 7 p.m. The Evangelist is Rev. Joseph Smith from Portage. The closing service on Sunday evening will be at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.Second Harvest ...

A view of fall

There is a smell in the air that is special to fall. It is an obscure mix of rotting leaves, mushrooms, and cold. The smell works its way into my nose as soon as I walk outside. I associate the smell with chestnuts, apples, cider and homemade donuts frying in oil. It is a time for raking and ...

The Americas before Columbus

The Western European-centric education we received in school, and what we may have read, seen on television and at the movies portrays the inhabitants of the Americas before the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 as inferior people. They were viewed as living in harmony with nature, and ...

A note…

A noteto the air of October 11 in the mid-afternoon.You are here. Finally. I forget that I miss you, that you fill me with gratitude. Carrying the scent of fading leaves, low sunshine, and the inaugural biting night of autumn, you wrap the season I've been waiting for into one inhalation. You ...

My favorite season

I love fall. It is my favorite season. Spring and summer have their beauty but the romance of autumn, the beginning of a new year is to me irresistible. The beautiful autumn leaves, my colorful dahlias and the variety of chrysanthemums creates a riot of color in the garden and the doorway.Here ...

OUTDOORS

To get your items in the Outdoors Calendar contact mikeb73@verizon.net or phone (814)726-1035- Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m.: trap and skeet practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club- Thursdays, must arrive before 9:30 a.m.: one round only sporting clays practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club- Mondays, ...

Musky — yes, musky — flyfishing tournament Oct. 15

Fly fishing for musky isn't really a thing.But the Nittany Valley Musky Alliance (NVMA - Chapter 64 of Muskies, Inc.) wants it to become a thing.According to Patrick Krumenacker, fly fishing is a "quieter part" of musky fishing."These are big, bruiser fish," said Krumenacker.As a result, there ...

Mostly — bowhunting season

A large maple up the street from my home is a large maple that has the most beautiful fall colors in the neighborhood. Every day the increase in red is evident. American goldfinch have lost their bright yellow. Most of the guys I know are wearing camouflage clothing. Some even stop at a store ...

OUTDOORS

To get your items in the Outdoors Calendar contact mikeb73@verizon.net or phone (814)726-1035- Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m.: trap and skeet practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club- Thursdays, must arrive before 9:30 a.m.: one round only sporting clays practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club- Mondays, ...

Beginning backpacking

Photo submitted to Times ObserverOver the weekend of September 24 and 25, Chapman State Park and Friends of Allegheny Wilderness conducted a beginning backpacking class on nine miles of the hiking-only trails within the untrammeled wilds of the 9,700-acre proposed Tracy Ridge Wilderness Area in ...

Audubon recognizes volunteers

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - The Audubon Community Nature Center began its 60th anniversary year recently with the celebration of its Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Dinner and the announcement of its new name.The event began with a social time followed by a dinner featuring locally produced food ...

Audubon’s OctoberFEAST — with auction — is Oct. 22

"Not only do we have a new name, we also have a brand new format for our gala dinner and auction," said Audubon Community Nature Center President Ruth Lundin. "With the addition of 'Community' to our name and all it suggests of relationships, fellowship, and shared values, we're excited that ...

Descendants of Yahoo the Red Squirrel

Fall has many defining characteristics related to the outdoors world. But something that happened a little over a week ago seems to me uncharacteristic.I was sitting on my porch, really just a front concrete stoop with a roof, reading during one of my frequent, daily work breaks outdoors when a ...

OUTDOORS

To get your items in the Outdoors Calendar contac mikeb73@verizon.net or phone (814) 726-1035- Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m.: trap and skeet practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club- Thursdays, must arrive before 9:30 a.m.: one round only sporting clays practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club- Mondays, ...

Statewide archery season begins Oct. 1

Pennsylvania's archery deer season begins Saturday, Oct. 1, and its return is prompting the Pennsylvania Game Commission to issue some helpful reminders.Archers statewide can hunt for antlered or antlerless deer from Oct. 1 to Nov. 12, and during the late archery deer season, which runs from ...

Things are about to get colorful on the ANF

The fall colors haven't arrived yet, but when they do get here, they'll be spectacular! The Allegheny National Forest has 48 different tree species which account for the range of colors from flowing yellows, to bright oranges and brilliant reds.The colors are just beginning to change on the ...