Archive for October 2015
Better Late Than Never: Mushrooms Are Growing In Northeastern Pennsylvania.
We got plenty of much needed rain here in Northeastern Pennsylvania this past week and, although it is very late in the season, it has brought out some of the edible mushroom species. Yesterday, a cool and overcast day, I hiked in the aspen/birch/ pine woods looking for the bolete species that my dad taught…Read More
Not Many Mushrooms Today, But Lot Of Color, And Some Wasps, Bees and Spiders.
It was another nice Fall day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The leaves continue to get more color everyday now and should soon be at their peak. I have been finding quite a few mushrooms since we got some rain last week. This is a photograph of some he of the woods mushrooms(we call them ramsheads…Read More
Leaves And Some Other Fall Things.
The colorful Fall foliage is nearing it’s peak here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. And today was a perfect day to enjoy it. Cool refreshing Canadian air filtered into our area overnight and we had plenty of sunshine for most of the day. Of course, I headed out into the woods looking for edible wild mushrooms. I…Read More
Fall Comes To The PPL Wetlands.
Another beautiful Fall day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I decided to visit the PPL Wetlands while the foliage still is near it’s peak. It doesn’t last long and I may not get another chance to get down there before the cold weather moves in. It’s much more quite in the wetlands this tie of year.…Read More
North Dakota, Never Would Have Guessed How Beautiful this Place Is.
After returning from my recent trip to Scandinavia, which was wonderful, traveling with my sister and a group of friends, I was tired and overwhelmed by how much we saw in a few short days. I learned so much and had a great time but really didn’t get a lot of alone time. Even the…Read More
Exploring The Backroads Of North Dakota, Well I Guess They’re All Backroads Up Here, But They Sure Are Worth Exploring.
I’m up early in the small Canadian town of Boissevain, and another lovely town it is. More about this place later. Yesterday i was up early too and decided, as I often do, to walk the streets of Devil’s Lake. I learn so much about a city and area by walking the streets in the…Read More
Exploring The Backroads Of North Dakota, Well I Guess They're All Backroads Up Here, But They Sure Are Worth Exploring.
A Short, But Sweet, Visit To A Neighbor Our The North, Boissevain, Manitoba Canada.
I have decided, no matter how i try, there is no way I can relate all of my activities form a day of exploring in one blog, not without a lot of editing and I just don’t have the time. Briefly and without photos today was another great day with many adventures, form seeing flocks…Read More
Boissevain, Manitoba to Grand Forks North Dakota. A Lot Of Cool Stuff Under That Big Sky.
Once again I am facing a dilemma, there so much I want to share of my adventures these past two days and so little time. I am typing as I am waiting for my meal in Ho Do a nice restaurant in Fargo, North Dakota. Saw so much again today in Grand Forks and Fargo…Read More
Grand Forks North Dakota And East Grand Forks Minnesota: Neighbors On The Red River Of The North.
I’ve been busy since I returned from my trip to North Dakota but will return to where i left off on Friday afternoon. After my drive from Manitoba, and my visit to Turtle River State Park, I drove into the city of Grand Forks. It is situated on the western bank of the Red River…Read More
Leaves And Fall Stuff: You Don’t Have To Travel Far To Find Beauty In Nature.
After being greeted with some snow and cold weather on my return from the Great Plains, it has warmed up nicely here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Today was a pleasant sunny day and I got a chance to take a short hike around my neighborhood. after work. The fall foliage is just passing it’s pick but…Read More
Leaves And Fall Stuff: You Don't Have To Travel Far To Find Beauty In Nature.
A Fall Hike On The Railroad Tracks.
It’s late October here in Northeastern Pennsylvania and, like most years, that means there is plenty of fall colors still on the trees. It was a beautiful, cool, but sunny day today so I left the office a little early to get a look at them. They don’t last long. I hiked out the local…Read More
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: River Of Rocks Hike
Now that the mushroom season is over here in my area of Northeastern Pennsylvania, I will have more time to explore some of the many beautiful natural areas we have in our State. I decided to head to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in northern Berk’s County, about 40 miles south and east of my home…Read More
Rails To Trails: No Sunshine But Still Plenty Of Color.
After hiking through all those boulders yesterday, without an injury or incident, I fell and twisted my ankle on a rock near my home this morning. Such is life, always expect the unexpected. Well the ankle was sore and decided to walk on an even, rockless trail and we are fortunate in our area to…Read More
Fall At The Feeder
Fall is moving along here in northeastern Pennsylvania, and that means colder temperatures and shorter days. The leaves are past their peak now but in my yard many of the oaks still have some color. The robins and song birds have headed south weeks ago but the year long residents are still visiting my feeders. …Read More