Archive for August 2017
Bald Eagle At The PPl Wetlands. Always A Magical Momment.
It is always exciting to see our national symbol, the bald eagle here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Almost extinct in our Nation a few decades ago, they were reintroduced into Pennylvania and are now thriving along our rivers, lakes and streams of our Commonwealth. I usually see these majestic birds from afar, perched high atop a…Read More
Another Summer Walk At The PPL Wetlands.
It’s hard to believe last weekend was the was the last one in July. It seems it was just Spring and now Summer is in it’s full splendor here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I spent Saturday searching for and finding a lot of wild mushrooms. I walked over 12 miles so I decided to take a…Read More
Mushroom Hunting With My Macro Lens
It’s August, and we have had plenty of rain this past month, and that means mushrooms, here, in Northeastern Pennsylvania. My dad taught me and my bothers how to pick two species of bolete mushrooms from an early age. I was about three when he first took me searching for red tops and cozie mushrooms.…Read More
Insects, Mushrooms And A Frog, A Mid Summer Hike With My Macro Lens
It’s mushroom season here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and I’ve been spending most of my free time searching for the many edible species I like to eat. Today, I wanted to get home early to watch the Eagles football game so I decided to take a quick hike out nearby Community Park and scenic Lake Irene…Read More
Total Eclipse Of The Sun: The Journey Begins. Utah And Idaho Are Beautiful States.
As a child, my first interest in the sky and stars was when my dad took me outside on a cool, clear July night and showed me the Milky Way. I fell in love with the stars and spent many clear nights observing the stars, moon and planets. . So when I heard there would…Read More
My First Total Solar Eclipse And AWEsome It Was
I guess the way to begin this post is to say the total solar eclipse I experienced was not what I expected. I had visions of the moon bringing total midnight darkness to the middle of day. Not how it happened. I t happened very differently but still so awesome. More on this later but…Read More
Idaho: Day Two Rivers Of Water And Lava, Atomic Energy And More.
As I almost always do on my travels, I awoke early, before the sun, my first morning in Twin Falls, Idaho. Wanting to get on the road, I packed, had some coffee and left my hotel to drive to Shoshone Falls Park to watch the sun rise. Twin Falls, located along Interstate 15, was a…Read More
Idaho Day Four: Idaho Falls To Salt Lake City, On The Road Again
After experiencing the total solar eclipse on Monday , I slept well in my budget hotel in Idaho Falls, falling asleep thinking of plans to view the next total eclipse which will be closer to my home in Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2024. I awoke early , packed, but before heading to Salt Lake City, I…Read More
Late Summer At The PPL Wetlands.
Last Sunday I got up early , on a clear and cool late summer morning, to try and find some wild mushrooms. I was unsuccessful so I decided to head to the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township. It has been almost three weeks since I last visited and I miss walking along the Susquehanna…Read More