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Upper Delaware S&RR NPS

Part of the National Park Service, Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River protects scenic, recreational, cultural, fish and wildlife resources.

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Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) is a common native plant in North America and can be seen all over the Upper Delaware region. Historically, the sap of this plant was well known by Native Americans for relieving the symptoms of poison ivy and stinging nettle. The bright orange color also attracts many important pollinators such as hummingbirds, butterflies, and bumblebees! #upperdelaware #findyourpark #plants #jewelweed

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The Great Egret (Ardea alba) can be easily identified by its bright white plumage as well as its orange-yellow beak and black legs. This majestic bird can be found throughout the Upper Delaware region in the summer and early fall. This species became the symbol of the National Audubon Society after they were over hunted so their feathers could be used in the fashion industry. The Great Egrets have since rebounded as a protected species and have become another conservation success story! #UpperDelaware #GreatEgret #Audubon #findyourpark

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The Northern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus) can be seen around the Upper Delaware region, this one was found on the Tusten Mountain Trail! These salamanders get their name from the glue-like secretion they use for defense against predators and are easily recognized by their black color with many white spots. The species is mainly nocturnal and hibernates underground from November to March to survive the cold winter months. #salamander #tustenmountaintrail #upperdelaware #upperdelawaresrr #findyourpark

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#throwbackthursday takes us back to 2006 when the new Barryville - Shohola Bridge is under construction. This new bridge replaced the old truss bridge which was one of four previous bridges built over the Delaware River connecting Shohola, PA with Barryville, NY. #barryvilleny #bridges #shoholapa #upperdelaware #upperdelawaresrr at Barryville, New York

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Who was out walking after the rain today? #wildlifewednesday #upperdelaware #upperdelawaresrr #findyourpark at Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania

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Working at Upper Delaware is labor of love. You can't beat being a park ranger! We hope you are in enjoying your Labor Day weekend. #upperdelaware #labordayweekend #zanegrey #findyourpark at Zane Grey Museum

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Here we see a honeybee (Apis mellifera) mid-flight. These insects can fly at almost 15 miles per hour and get their well-known buzzing sound from beating their wings about 12,000 times per minute. To make one pond of honey, bees will have to visit 2 million flowers! The work these bees do is extremely important as this species is responsible for the pollination of almost 80% of all crops in the United States such as apples, cucumbers, blueberries, and more! #honeybee #pollinators #upperdelaware #findyourpark

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Upper Delaware S&RR has been spreading the importance of life jackets for the last 39 years. Though the look of our posters may have changed the message is the same: Wear It!!! #tbt #lifejackets #upperdelaware #1980s

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Upper Delaware is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Please enjoy them from a distance and don't feed them. Feeding wildlife..... • Can promote the spread of diseases. • May cause malnutrition. • Leads to unnatural behavior. • Leads to them loosing their natural fear of humans. Help us keep the "wild" in wildlife. #safetysunday #upperdelaware #dontfeedtheanimals #upperdelawaresrr at Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania

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Lina Elise Roth was born in New York City in 1883 of German ancestry. Her intelligence led her to attend the Normal School (later Hunter College) with aspirations of becoming a teacher. In the summer of 1900 Lina and her family took a vacation to the Delaware House in Lackawaxen, PA. It was here that she met and fell in love with young Zane Grey, a dentist in New York. They married in 1905 and settled in Lackawaxen. Dolly (Zane's nickname for her) encouraged her husband to write and she became his editor and manager. With her strength, encouragement, and editing skills Zane Grey became one of the country's most popular writers. This partnership lasted until Grey's death in 1939 though Dolly continued to edit and have published over 20 manuscripts that Zane left behind. #WomensEqualityDay #19thadmendment #upperdelawaresrr #FindYourPark at Zane Grey Museum

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Happy 101st Birthday National Park Service!!!! #upperdelaware #FindYourPark at Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania

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Upper Delaware is getting ready to celebrate Founders Day on Friday. A great way to celebrate the National Park Service is to get out and #FindYourPark. We invite you to come out and visit Upper Delaware. Enjoy our Founders Day Haiku..... Rushing waves of blue Skim across the rocks and sand Dancing in the sun #Parks101 #EncuentraTuParque #upperdelaware at Highland, Sullivan County, New York

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The Great Blue Heron stands still as a statue searching the shallows #Parks101 #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #WildlifeWednesday #upperdelaware

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This aerial view of the Roebling Bridge was taken in the 1960's. while the main structure of the aqueduct is still in evidence the side walls are no longer standing and the ice breakers show wear. The National Park Service purchased the aqueduct in 1980 and over the next 15 years restored it back to its original appearance. Today, instead of canal boats, cars can be seen going from one side to the other. Photo from the Library of Congress Do you have any pictures of the Roebling Bridge you would like to share? #upperdelaware #delawareaqueduct #JohnRoebling #DHCanal #findyourpark at Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct

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The Solar Eclipse as seen from the Zane Grey Museum. #solareclipse #upperdelaware #findyourpark

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The weather can change rapidly throughout the park. Always make sure to check local weather conditions before arrival to ensure a safe and prepared day on the river. River and weather conditions may be checked daily by calling the River Hotline at (845)-252-7100. #SafetySaturday #RiverConditions #UpperDelaware at Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River

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What a great time our rangers had on the river today with the youth crew from @patersongreatfalls. We hope they will come back again soon. #upperdelaware #patersonnj #canoeing #riverfun

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Today is #NationalBookDay! Today we thank Zane Grey for fathering the Western genre which has prevailed for over a century. #TheManOfTheForest #ZaneGrey #UpperDelaware at Zane Grey Museum

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