Outdoors


Biking: Pinkerton Tunnel to reopen for bicyclists in mid-September

Mid-September reopening almost sure thing for Pinkerton Tunnel, and bicyclists will love it.

4 days ago


 Garrett Hartley, Steelers kicker and co-host of "Southern Chaos" on the Sportsman Channel.

Steelers' new kicker, Garrett Hartley, is big-time outdoorsman in his spare time

Hartley relishes hunting as much as savors kicking — and he has unusual second job as reality TV star on “Southern Chaos.”

4 days ago


State Game Commission proposes increasing hunting license fees

The plan unveiled today would boost the cost of an adult resident hunting license by $20 over five years.

1 week ago


 Monarch butterflies perch on a twig.

Wildlife | Monarch butterflies: More than meets the eye

Last year I saw just one monarch. So I’m not surprised that I’ve gotten lots of mail asking how monarchs are doing this year.

1 week ago


Biking: Monitoring monitors is key task in assessing trail’s traffic

The Allegheny Trail Alliance is asking volunteers to station themselves next to the monitors to conduct manual counts to verify accuracy.

1 week ago


 Deer graze in the front yard of a house on  Lakemont Drive in Mount Lebanon.

Mt. Lebanon property owners preparing for possible deer archery hunt

White Buffalo, a nonprofit wildlife management group, is recruiting residents who would allow archery hunters to shoot deer in Mt. Lebanon.

2 weeks ago


Wildlife: Harmless, helpful 'Invisible' snakes are fun to watch

Accidently killing a green snake with a lawn mower is regrettable, but it provides a fascinating lesson in chemical pigmentation.

2 weeks ago


Biking: 'Two Wheels Lots of Green' takes unique approach

The event includes two different guided bike tours and ends with a party.

2 weeks ago


 The matter had been added to Mt. Lebanon commissioner’s agenda at the start of the meeting at the behest of Commissioner Coleen Vuono, who motioned for the board to approve a more than $89,000 contract with the USDA for sharpshooting services.

Mt. Lebanon considering sharpshooters for deer management

Mt. Lebanon commissioners in September will consider contracting sharpshooters  to help manage the community’s deer population.

3 weeks ago


Widlife: National parks a priceless public resource

Major national parks such as Great Smoky Mountains and the Grand Canyon are well known, but many smaller areas also celebrate history.

3 weeks ago


Biking: Pedal Pittsburgh to offer 3 distinctly different challenges

Three out-and-back rides from SouthSide Riverfront Park Aug. 30 will explore the city’s neighborhoods, parks, bridges and geography.

3 weeks ago



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