August 27, 1992 |
A look at the environment was the subject of a nature 'stomp' Saturday at Bristol Township's Silver Lake Nature Center. At left, the group wades through Black Ditch Creek. Above, Chris Tenaglia (left) and Mike Cherkowski examine their finds.
July 8, 1995 |
Will we restabilize the world's human population but still crowd out our wildlife? That seems all too likely, since the world is currently encouraging family planning but discouraging high-yield farming. Ironically, the environmental movement has fostered both policies. The environmentalists have correctly helped to elevate our priority on wildlife. Last fall's Cairo population conference pledged another $17 billion for family planning worldwide - mainly to prevent a growing human population from crowding out wild creatures.
November 12, 1989 |
More than 60 woodcarvers will be demonstrating their art and selling their work at the annual fall show of the South Jersey Wood Carvers, which will be held next Saturday and Sundayat the National Guard armory in Mount Holly. As it has for the last three years, the association will donate the proceeds from admission fees to Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills. Because show organizers wanted to expand the show this year from one to two days, the show has been moved from Lenape High School in Medford to the armory on Route 38. Sixty-four carvers from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia will be selling carvings ranging from traditional duck decoys to elk, moose and other wild game.
November 14, 2010 |
FAIRFIELD, Pa. - When Tom Stoner thinks about his friend David L. Grove, the state wildlife conservation officer fatally shot on patrol a few miles from here Thursday night, the stories come spilling out. He recounts how Grove, 31, once found two young boys illegally using bait to hunt deer in his territory 50 miles west of Harrisburg. He apprehended them and then tracked down their father. "The father was teaching the kids to break the law," Stoner said. "David recognized that.
March 26, 1986 |
A lot more than history has accumulated at Fish House Cove since the days when Lenni Lenape Indians gathered wild rice, peas and blackberries there in the matted marsh grass on Pennsauken's Delaware River shore. Strong river currents have left their deposits: Wooden pilings and a weathered, but still inflated, basketball are visible in the cove's silty tidal flat. On the bank of Tippin's Pond, separated from the cove by a single ribbon of railroad track, are a heap of plasterboard chips, a rusted mattress spring and beer bottles.
March 25, 1989 |
America is squandering one of its most valuable natural resources with wanton disregard. Throughout the United States, thousands of endangered or threatened animals are killed illegally each year by hunters who cavalierly break the laws designed to protect our nation's wildlife population. Sunday at 7 p.m., the National Audubon Society and Superstation TBS examine this issue in "Greed, Guns and Wildlife," narrated by Richard Chamberlain. It is a one-hour look at the shocking reality of poaching in this country.
July 15, 1987 |
A casual visitor to Jeanne Cramer's office at the Animal Welfare Association's Voorhees headquarters likely would find her poring over a ledger sheet, toting up the debits and credits that are a bookkeeper's stock in trade. But Cramer, who lives in Deptford, is much more than the association's bookkeeper. She also is director of its wildlife division - which, more often than not, casts her in the role of rescuer and substitute mother of homeless wild animals. What that means, said Cramer, "is that I'm called upon to rescue wild animals and to help train volunteers in the care and feeding of animals like raccoons, opossums, skunks or rabbits until we can release them into the wild.
April 24, 1986 |
The venture began in a storefront on Huntingdon Pike 16 years ago and has grown into a wildlife preserve of almost 400 acres. When the Pennypack Watershed Association was formed in 1970, David Witwer was its only full-time employee - an executive director with a part-time secretary. Now, the association has eight full-time workers and one part-time employee, a 22-member board of directors, 30 regular volunteers and about 120 other volunteers. The association, located at 2955 Edge Hill Rd. in Huntingdon Valley, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the wildlife park dedication on Saturday afternoon.
January 22, 1986 |
The cleanup of Haddon Lake, a project started last month by the Camden County Park Commission, has yielded bottles, toys, car tires, shopping carts and a muskrat lodge. It is the lodge that Dave Orleans, a naturalist with the commission, finds so appealing. He said the discovery was significant because, as the cleanup project continued and the water became cleaner, the lake would be able to attract "more and more" wildlife. "I think this is one of those cases where what is good for the animals is good for the people," Orleans said.
September 5, 1991 |
Mention lawn ornaments, and some noses get turned up and brows get furrowed: "I hate those pink flamingos. " Although a drive through just about every Bucks County community could probably turn up at least a small flock of the often disdained birds, lawn ornaments this year, in general, seem to have moved away from the bright and gaudy. In their place, many homeowners have erected ornaments that reflect the county's own abundant wildlife, according to experts at local garden centers.