By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 23, 2013 - 10:49 am
"Here they come," writes Watershed Post reader Penny Johnson, who snapped this photo of cicadas emerging in a West Hurley garden at 8am this morning.  This year marks the emergence of Brood II, a group of 17-year cicadas in the Northeast that have spent... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 26, 2013 - 10:34 am
Photo by Dan Century of cicadamania.com. Published under Creative Commons license. Brood II: It sounds like a low-budget horror movie. But it's real, and it's poised to engulf the East Coast from Georgia to Connecticut, an onslaught of giant bugs that... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2013 - 9:39 am
Above: The Catskill mountains still waking up to spring, seen from a high perch atop Sam's Point in Ellenville. Photo taken April 7, 2013 by Ethan Myers; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr pool. Blue sky, blue hills -- and a vivid green landscape that... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013 - 10:08 am
While driving near the Pepacton Reservoir last weekend, reader Lillian Browne snapped the photo above. She writes: "I was traveling along 206 around the Pepacton Reservoir...and this majestic beauty swooped down in front of me -- two of these beautiful... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 - 3:45 pm
Why spend all day drilling holes in dead trees in search of hidden larvae, when you can stop in at the friendly neighborhood all-you-can-eat suet buffet? Watershed Post reader Barbara Small got this fantastic closeup of a woodpecker near her house in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 - 4:29 pm
On a chilly morning last week, Watershed Post reader Frieda Suess snapped this photo of a coyote near the Darling dairy farm in Roxbury, New York. "His fur is a red/gray mix, and the tall pointed ears determines it's a coyote and not a wolf," Suess writes... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 - 12:22 pm
Photo of rescued deer posted on Facebook by the Lumberland Fire Department on Friday, January 4. From the river edge of Sullivan County comes a dramatic rescue story: Last Friday, the Lumberland Fire Deparment rescued a doe who had fallen through the ice... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 - 1:07 pm
In the country, a little snow often reveals that you have more neighbors than you think you do. John of Catskills Photography captured this shot yesterday in Monticello, before last night's snow obliterated the evidence. Readers: Any thoughts on what kind... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 - 10:57 am
Above: Leaping trout grace the walls of the Arts Upstairs Gallery in Phoenicia. Photo by Mark Loete Photography. If there are any Catskills creatures whose iconic status is beyond all doubt, the leaping trout and the working artist are two such. This... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 - 2:10 pm
Nighttime photo of white-tailed deer by Flickr user Ian T. Edwards. Published under Creative Commons license. Four young Delaware County hunters have been arrested and charged with 85 violations of environmental conservation law that range from deer... Read more


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