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By Greg Spinks Community blogger
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Easter Week Cold, Bears and Honey

Today, April 8 is Easter Sunday. Hope everyone who celebrates this most important religious holiday has a blessed and happy day and future.

The weather so far today has been a pleasant surprise; it is warm and mild. But that is all going to change starting Monday and it is going to get cold with even snow showers in the forecast for much of the new week. Next weekend begins another gradual warm-up and likely better fishing weather.

This is a good place to introduce Darl Black, of Cochranton, and his fishing reports on a variety of local waters in Crawford County and some in Erie and Mercer County. It is an informative and well written blog,

Northwest PA Fishing Report.  Click on the Northwest PA Fishing Reports. There are also some great photos included. I will be linking to it frequently in this community blog.

According to some reports, the crappie won’t be biting much until the warm weather comes back. Myself and a friend tried our luck at some pond fishing one day and got skunked in a normal “hot” spot. But then again it was a windy, 30 degree something day.

Trout season opens at 8 a.m. next Saturday.

 

Beekeepers


With the mild winter and somewhat mild temperatures, the local beekeepers had some issues to deal with as the bees woke up early. Many had to use a supplemental food since the bees ate most of their winter supply and began laying eggs.

Bears have also been a nuisance problems, according to Linesville beekeeper Charles Vorisek. Bear like honey and will go to great lengths to get, including smashing the hive . For more information on the early spring and the bees, click abuzz.

 

Crawford County Conservation District

 

These events are free and open to all but registration is required. If you want to join in the fun and learn, simply call the Woodcock Creek Nature Center at 814-763-5269.

 

Wed. April 11 4:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. Friends and Foes – Some Six Legged Creatures You Are Likely to Meet -Scott Sjolander will lead this discussion about some good and bad insects. The workshop will include a hands-on session insect lab.

 

Tuesday, April 17, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Salamanders – Learn all about these amazing creatures from Scott Wissinger of the Allegheny College Biology Department.

 

Ponds


Thinking about constructing your own backyard pond or make improvements to an existing pond? There will be a special workshop designed to help pond owners deal with all of the issues involved. For more information, http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/search?Category=GOCRAWFORD

 

Hickernell

The Hickernell United Methodist Church will hold a rummage and bake sale on Saturday, April 12 from 7 a.m. -2 p.m. at the church located on Springboro Road.  Delicious homemade  baked goods will be available  and there will be free coffee. Proceeds of the sale will be used for the July mission trip. The Church is located three miles west of Route 98 on Springboro Road and is completely handicapped accessible.


French Creek Float

The 14 annual French Creek Float will be held Saturday May 19.General Admission is $25 per person in advance or $30 the day of the event. The event opens at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Wattsburg, includes camping, entertainment and food. Enjoy our Creek and join in the fun. More on this popular float next week.

 

 

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