Archive for August 2018
Mid Summer At The PPL Wetlands.
As July comes to an end, it is now mid Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere of our planet . This last week brought torrential rains and some flooding to my home in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I drove down to the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township on Saturday to see how the heavy rains affected the Susquehanna…Read More
Another Loss, Not As Tragic But Heartbreaking Still. Goodbye Mom, Until We Meet Again.
I am sorry for not getting any blog posts up the past few weeks. I have turned the page on a new chapter in my life. I lost my mom, Marie M. Butala Skokoski on August 3 at 4:20 pm. It has been hard on me , especially coming after the tragic loss of my…Read More
Mosquitoes And Goldfinches: A Mid August Walk In The PPL Wetlands
Although I haven’t been posting blogs to my website, I still have spent a lot of time hiking in the woods of Northeastern Pennsylvania these past few weeks. I find comfort walking, especially in the woods. I spent a many hours reflecting on my mom’s death. And the still senseless loss of my sister and…Read More
Not Many Mushrooms, But Some Cool Critters On A Hike With My Macro Lens.
Although I haven’t been posting on my blog these past few weeks, I have continued taking my hikes. And I continued my search for wild mushrooms. These photos were taken on a hike with my macro lens a few weeks ago, before the torrential rains fell on the woods of Northeastern Pennsylvania. There were only…Read More
A Late August Hike: Plenty Of Mushrooms And Even More Mosquitoes
Late August in Northeastern Pennsylvania is the peak of wild mushroom season. Many of the early and mid Summer edible species, such as the milky mushrooms, the black trumpets and chanterelles can still be found. And the late summer species such as the edible chicken of the woods, and the poisonous jack-o-lanterns are now growing. …Read More