Some rain over the weekend and into early next week might be put a damper on outdoor plans but would be welcome by farmers, gardeners and home owners who are beginning to see water shortages develop in private wells. Many ponds and creek are also low.
Caution should be used for any outdoor fires, the meadows, fields and woods are getting dryer every day.
In the mid-West there is growing concern over the corn crop and the lack of rain and somewhat intense temperatures.
The heat is a good thing for the tomato and potato crops since the threat of the late blight moving into the area is diminished. The late blight can wipe out both tomatoes and potatoes quickly and most crops need to be destroyed. The late blight, according to Penn State has been discovered in several eastern counties in Pennsylvania and in some locations in New Jersey.
The Book Swap is now being held every Sunday at Hawthorn Park on Sundays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. On Saturdays, a Farmer’s Market is being held also at Hawthorn Park beginning at 10 a.m.
Van Tassel’s Timberland Bait Shop will sponsor a Kid’s Fishing Contest on Saturday August 11, 9 a.m. – noon for ages 3 to 16. Entry fee is $5. More information at timberlandbait.com
Crawford County Conservation District – Woodcock Creek Nature Center
“Ssssss…..snakes!” Tuesday, July 24, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Stephanie Feineigle will introduce us to the wonders of our native snakes. Join us if you want to find out more about these creatures or would like to touch or hold one for the first time.
• “Make a Nature Journal,” Tuesday, July 31, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Limited to first 15 registrants and $2.00 materials fee. Join Kathy Uglow, Crawford County Conservation District, to create your own nature journal and be on your way to enjoying the outdoors!
There’s plenty of fun at Goodell Gardens and Homestead for the entire family. Check out the calendar of events HERE.
Get the latest fishing news and reports and view some fantastic fishing photos with Darl Black. More information and the report, FISH