Sing, Fly - Soar Like a Bird! That's the slogan for this year's World Migratory Bird Day. When is it? How does one celebrate the day? Is there a way to help scientists monitor and track what birds are observed on world migratory bird day? Join us and find out the answers to all of these questions and more on this week's edition of the Conservation Corner!
Brood X is on its way! Will your area see an emergence of cicadas? What do they even look like? Where did they come from? Join us as we discuss all things cicadas this week on the Conservation Corner.
Hey, it's spring! The turkeys are talking and so are we. Listen in as we discuss some physical characteristics, what turkeys eat depending on the season, turkey calls, reproduction, population issues, and changes to the hunting season.
Article published by Mary Jo Casalena - Pennsylvania Game Commission Wild Turkey Biologist
Ever wonder about Arbor Day? Who set aside this day? Why do we celebrate tall plants? What good are trees anyway? Join us as we discuss these topics and more!
Credit: USFWS https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:American_eel_(6149968225).jpg
For thousands of years, two fish species have been making an extraordinary trip from the Atlantic Ocean to the Susquehanna River where they venture to tributaries and feeder streams throughout the northern tier. Unfortunately, the construction of river dams has limited an important part of both species life cycle. Join us as we discuss the natural history of the American Shad and the American Eel and find out what progress has been made to re-connect these species to the Upper Susquehanna Watershed.
With spring in the air (at least some days), we thought we’d discuss a couple of interesting early spring flowers that you might be able to spot on a walk or maybe even while doing some early season yard work right in your own backyard. Join us as we discuss Skunk Cabbage, Yellow Trout Lily, Bloodroot, and Coltsfoot.
The Spotted Lanternfly, a native of Asia, was transported to our country back in 2014. It has since become established within the keystone state and has begun to spread to other states as well. Susquehanna County has been fortunate enough to avoid this invasive species but will likely see the bug spread to the county in the near future. Join us as we discuss the life cycle of the Spotted Lanternfly as well as the potential damage it can inflict on the ag industry as well as in your backyard.
Pa Department of Agriculture reporting Tool:
NEPA Rail Trail
Full Moon Hike March 28th (This Saturday) at 7:30 pm For more information, you can visit neparailtrails.org or check out their facebook page
The Northern Counties Full Fan Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be hosting their annual hunting heritage banquet on April 10th at Hotel Anthracite in Carbondale. Doors open at 4:30 pm. For more information or tickets, you can visit events.nwtf.org. You can also email Chris Washko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salt Springs State Park
Spring Clean-Up day
On April 17th, at 9 am, friends of Salt Springs are holding a clean up day where they will be clearing trails, cutting up downed trees, splitting logs, stacking firewood, raking lawns and flowerbeds, cleaning the buildings, pulling invasive species, painting signs, and more.
They will be providing free food, drinks, and T-shirts to all volunteers. Please let them know if you can make it, so they have enough supplies on hand. Email them at email@example.com.
Spring is just around the corner! So what better time to talk about our seedling sale than right now! This week we're discussing Swamp White Oak, Red Oak, Hazelnut, and Eastern White Pine. If you would like to browse our selection of seedlings fruit trees, berries, and perennial veggies, visit our website.
Long ago, Elk roamed the landscape of Pennsylvania. Over time as settlers moved in, the Elk herd was reduced and eventually extirpated from the keystone state. Join us as we discuss the life history of Elk in Pennsylvania and exactly where you can still see one up close!
Links from the show:
Elk Country Visitors Center
Spring is right around the corner and that means it is time to start thinking about how to handle your farm fields. This week we're talking with SCCD's Ag Technician, Dave Beichler about no-till and cover crop practices and how you can implement them on your farm.
Links from the show:
Cover Crop Coaching Webinar Recordings Available (stroudcenter.org)