Archive for March 2020
More Middle Creek Magic: Less Snow Geese But Plenty Of Ducks And A Juvenile Bald Eagle
Last Sunday I drove to the Lebanon Lancaster County line in southeastern Pennsylvania to experience the Middle Creek magic show put on by the migrating snow geese. This weekend I returned, with my brother Mike and his son Mike Jr. It was the 14th straight year we have made the 75 mile drive to the…Read More
It’s Was Windy And Cold But More Signs Of Spring At The PPL Wetlands. The Song Birds Return!
Every day now I have been seeing new signs of Spring on my daily walks. This past Thursday I saw my first robin here in Hazle Township. However, I awoke to a wintry scene this morning. It was windy, cold and, the inch of snow that fell overnight, turned my backyard into a winter wonderland. …Read More
A hike in the Lehigh Gap Carbon County
After seeing the yellow-rumped warblers in the PPL Wetlands yesterday, I decided to hike in the Lehigh Gap in Carbon County hoping to see more migrating song birds. In past years I would see them along the trails over the river as they migrated north. I parked at the River Point parking area in Bowmanstown …Read More
Cormorant Close-up On The Royal Palm Anhinga Trail In The Everglades.
I’ve been here in southern Florida a couple of days and have been enjoying this sub-tropical wilderness area.There is no place like it on the planet. So much wild life in all of the seasons. I’ve taken a thousand photographs and haven’t been able to edit them all or post a blog yet. So I thought…Read More
Florida Day One: Back In The Everglades National Park And Its Abundance Of Wildlife.
As a result of some back and shoulder issues I decided not to travel out of the country this Winter. However, I needed my sunshine and so I planned a trip to south Florida and one of my favorite places to observe the beauty of nature on this planet, the Everglades National Park. Everglades National…Read More
Florida Day One: Everglades Royal Palm Gumbo-Limbo Trail Hike
After exploring the Anhinga Trail at the Royal Palm Visitor Center in the Florida Everglades I decided to take a walk on the Gumbo-Limbo Trail. The trail is named after the unique reddish-brown Gumbo-limbo trees that grow here in the Royal Palm sub-tropical hammock. They are one of my favorite Florida trees. There reddish color…Read More
Florida Day Two: Ospreys And Storks In The Everglades
As I always do when traveling, I awoke early my first day in Florida City, Florida and was driving to the Everglades in the morning twilight. It is about a ten mile drive from my hotel to the park entrance. I decided to drive to Flamingo located at the southernmost part of the park. It…Read More
Spring Arrives At The PPL Wetlands
It wasn’t the kind of weather I hoped for on my return from Florida. I awoke today to find cloudy skies, wind, and a freezing 30 degree temperature. The cold air was a shock after a week in the 80’s but it didn’t stop me from visiting the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township Luzerne County on…Read More
Not Looking Much Like Spring In The State Game Lands 119 In Dennison Township.
Even though the weather turned cold there were some promising signs of Spring at the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township Luzerne County on Saturday. On Sunday I decided to drive nearby Dennison Township and hike in State Game Lands 119. I parked at the Harry and Mary Goeringer Preserve, located adjacent to the Game Lands…Read More
Florida Day Two: A Hike On The Coastal Prairie Trail
On my second day in the Everglades, after watching the osprey family at the Flamingo marina, I decided to hike on the nearby Coastal Prairie Trail. First I stopped and visited, for the first time, the Eco pond. Located adjacent to the campgrounds, I had heard there is an abundance of wild life at this…Read More
A Hike In Peace Valley Park To Escape The Corona Virus
Yesterday, I returned to Peace Valley Park located near Doylestown in Bucks County. I have visited there before but had no plans to go there Friday. Here is how it happened. I am working from my home now, because of the lock down due to the corona virus here in Pennsylvania. My nephew and I are…Read More
A Bald Eagle Sighting Brightens Up A Dreary Day At The PPL Wetlands
On Sunday, I awoke to a dreary, cool and rainy late March day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. After a rare Spring thunderstorm passed through early in the morning I decided to drive to the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township Luzerne County and look for a bald eagle. A pair of adult and a juvenile bald…Read More