Archive for September 2017
September Hikes With My Macro Lens. More Of Nature Up Close
It’s hard to believe it’s September already. It seems we were just anxiously awaiting the return of the song birds and the first flowers of Spring. Seasons change so quickly it seems. It is almost fall now and here in Northeastern Pennsylvania late summer brings mushrooms. I was out looking for red tops. or aspen scaber…Read More
Rain, Bald Eagles And A Great Blue Heron At The PPL Wetlands
The forecast called for rain showers ending early on Sunday morning here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. However, at 9 a.m. it was still raining pretty steady at my house. I knew it would be too wet to roam the deep woods searching for wild mushrooms so I decided to head down one of my favorite well…Read More
It’s Still Summer, But Fall Is In A Hurry To Get Here This Year.
Today started out cloudy, breezy and cool, with temperatures in the mid 40’s and, even though we still have some Summer left it felt a lot more like Fall. I decided to again place my macro lens on my camera and take it along on my search for wild mushrooms. As I walked in the mixed…Read More
It's Still Summer, But Fall Is In A Hurry To Get Here This Year.
Beaver and Blackbirds: Another Hike In The PPL Wetlands.
Sunday was opening day for my favorite football team, the Philadelphia Eagles. Game time was 1 p.m. so I decided to take a break from my search for wild mushrooms and take a quick hike through the PPL Wetlands. As regular readers of my blog would know, I love these protected wetlands located between the…Read More
Insects And Some Other Cool September Stuff
I was out searching for wild mushrooms everyday this past week. It has been a cool and rainy Summer which has resulted in an abundance of wild mushrooms. I have found many hen of the woods, or, as they are called in my area, rams head mushrooms. I have found many other species too and…Read More
A Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron And More Late Summer Beauty At the PPL Wetlands
It was another mild late summer morning on Sunday. I again decided to explore the paths and trails of the PPL Wetlands. I walked the Great Warrior Trail along the banks of the Susquehanna River hoping to a see a bald eagle or beaver as I have on my last few visits. No luck seeing…Read More
Spiders, Insects And Other Late Summer Cool Stuff
We have had some remarkably beautiful late summer weather here in Northeastern Pennsylvania this past week. Sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures are not good for the wild mushrooms but have made for some pleasant hiking conditions. I took advantage of them with a few hikes with my macro lens. There are not many flowers…Read More
Last Day Of Summer At Our Local Community Park
The dry, warm and sunny weather continued throughout this past week. Thursday was the last day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. I decided to take a late afternoon walk out Lake Irena at our local community park. I have posted a number of blogs about this pretty place and they can be found…Read More
Fall Arrives, But It Felt More Like Summer At The PPL Wetlands
Fall arrived last Friday at 4:02 p.m. here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. But it felt more like summer with temperatures in the mid 80’s. And it was even warmer on Saturday when I decided to hike again in the PPL Wetlands. I arrived early as a thick morning fog was just burning off as I walked…Read More