Archive for June 2016
A sultry PPL Wetlands Hike
It was another hazy, hot and humid day last Sunday here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I love to hike in this kind of weather and decided to see if I could find anything interesting at the PPL Wetlands. Of course, just hiking along the ponds and canals, under the now leafy canopy of ancient trees and…Read More
A Hike In The Nescopeck State Park: I Almost Forgot About This Wonderful Place.
As you may know from reading my posts, I have been spending a lot of my free time hiking, and exploring the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township. I love trying to photograph the wide diversity of wildlife I find there. But we are blessed with many other beautiful parks and natural areas here in Northeastern…Read More
How Can You Not Like June? A Cloudy, But Lush And Green Walk Through The PPL Wetlands
There were severe weather warnings here in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Sunday. The storms were to arrive around noon so I decided to hike in the PPL Wetlands since the trails are adjacent to shelters in the event the storms came early. Upon entering the woods in the wetlands, I was immediately overtaken by the intense…Read More
June Days: Dragonflies And Daisies.
All Winter long I look forward to Spring. I love the re-awakening of Nature every year. March, April and May are beautiful months. But June has always been my favorite. And it’s not just because it’s the month I celebrate my birthday. I love the long days and the high angle of the sun…Read More
A Cool And Windy June Walk Near Home
It felt more like Fall here in Northeastern Pennsylvania today. It started off cool in the morning and got even cooler after a cold front moved through bringing in unstable cool and dry Canadian air. There were off and on clouds and showers but when the clouds broke the intense June sun shone brilliantly in…Read More
June From A Different Perspective; A Look At The insect World.
I took advantage of the cool but pleasant weather we’ve been having these past few days to walk near my home with my macro lens after I got home from work. I love looking at the natural world up close. The complexity is so beautiful as can be seen by this newly formed blackberry. I…Read More
Roaring Creek Trail, Weiser State Forest Hike. A New Playground?
I have to thank my nephew Mikey for introducing me to a new, and beautiful world to hike and explore, only 30 miles from my front door. He had a high school trap shooting event in Elysburg yesterday morning and, although I am not a big gun person, I had to attend and support him…Read More
It Didn’t Take Long To Return To The Weiser State Forest.
After learning about, and hiking in , the Weiser State Forest last Saturday, I knew it wouldn’t be long until I returned. And it wasn’t. I decided to do some more exploration of this area the very next day. It was a sunny and very windy June morning when I arrived at the visitor center…Read More
It Didn't Take Long To Return To The Weiser State Forest.
The Last Day Of Spring At The PPL Wetlands. It Went Way Too Fast.
It’s hard to believe that today is the last day of Spring. It seems like it was just yesterday when I was looking for the first robin and seeing the first skunk cabbages appear in the woods of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Now the young robins, like this one, fly through the woodlands. Tomorrow is the longest…Read More
Another Visit To Doylestown; An Evening At An Enchanted House And So Much More.
I had to file some more legal papers for my nephew and law partner Charles in the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown last week. This time I decided to stay overnight in this quaint little historic town in southeastern Pennsylvania, about 90 miles from my home. I learned that the bed and breakfast at Highland Farm…Read More
No Bears Or Snakes But Lot Of Trains In The Lehigh Gorge At Glen Onoko
It was another hazy, hot and humid day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania and it wasn’t easy deciding where to hike. We have so many wonderful options to chose from here. I decided it would be a good day to look for snakes. I have yet to encounter a copperhead or timber rattlesnake when I have…Read More