Archive for July 2017
You Don’t Need To Go Far To Enjoy Nature, Early Summer At Community Park
It was a beautiful Tuesday afternoon this past week, and I decided to take a quick hike out to our local Community park to enjoy the early Summer sunshine. I enjoy my walk around Lake Irena since you never know if you many see an eagle, osprey or just some loons, ducks or geese. The…Read More
You Don't Need To Go Far To Enjoy Nature, Early Summer At Community Park
An Unexpected Encounter With A Bear At The PPL Wetlands.
As any of you who follow my blog posts know, I love the Summer and I love hiking in the PPL Wetlands. The PPL Wetlands are about a 1/2 drive from my house and is home to many species of wildlife, flowers, trees and insects. I decided to hike there again on Saturday, hoping to…Read More
Birds, Butterflies and Blueberries At The Pennsylvania State Game Lands
We had clear skies and sunshine here in Northeastern Pennsylvania last Sunday and I decided to drive to my new found hiking area in the State Game Lands 119. Located about 35 minutes from my house, on the edge of the Pocono Plateau, these woodlands remind me of the woods near my home that I…Read More
Great Blue Herons Are Cool And Fun To watch. .
Many time when I am hiking along streams, rivers, lakes or wetlands I hear the swooshing of wings overhead and regretfully look up to see a great blue heron taking off before I can get a photograph. On Saturday, while hiking in the PPL Wetlands, I was fortunate to come upon this heron standing absolutely…Read More
Dragonflies, Birds And A Lot Of Other Cool Stuff At The PPL Wetlands.
I spent a lot of last weekend, as i have been doing more and more these days, exploring the trails at the PPl Wetlands and Riverlands. Located in Salem Township on the eastern edge of Luzerne County , these wetlands are next to the the Susquehanna River here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I guess I…Read More
Milkweed, Butterflies And A Mushroom : A Hike On The Black Diamond Trail.
I returned to the Pennsylvania State Game lands last Sunday and decided to hike the Black Diamond section of the D&L trail up to scenic Moosehead lake. I drove to White Have and proceeded north on Church Road which became Tunnel Road. It was my first time traveling on this old country road and it…Read More
Insects And Other Stuff Up Close, A Hike With My Macro Lens At The PPL Wetlands.
It was another busy week, between work and looking for wild mushrooms, and I’m just now getting some time to throw together this quick blog post from one of my hikes last weekend at the PPL Wetland were I took some photographs of some insects. . It is now mushroom season here in Northeastern Pennsylvania…Read More