Archive for January 2020

A Wintry Walk On The First Full Day Of Winter

The first full day of Winter arrived last Sunday with clear skies and cold temperatures.  I decided to enjoy the sunshine and wintry  conditions and hike out to the Penrose reservoir near Weatherly in Carbon County.   I have seen  deer, hawks, otters and bears on previous  hikes in the game lands around  this old reservoir…

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A January Walk In The Nescopeck State Park

The weather can change  quickly in January here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Although the coldest month, we often get January “thaws” where the temperature is above freezing. Well this year we had a late December and early January  “thaw”.  I found evidence of the warmer temperatures at the Nescopeck State Park in Luzerne County.  Usually Lake…

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Christmas Time At Community Park

Christmas has come and gone, every year now , it seems, it  come and go more quickly than the previous year. I’m writing this post in mid January,it has been a busy month,  but I wanted to share some photographs from a hike at our local Community Park a few days before Christmas.  For me,…

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Finally, Snow Arrives At The PPL Wetlands.

Snow and January are words usually associated with each other here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Not so this year. The first seventeen  days of January were unseasonably mild. There were a few cold days but, for the most part , the weather was mild  and there was no snow cover at all on our ground this…

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