Archive for June 2020
Wood Duck,Wrens and A Humming Bird: My First Hike Along The Schuylkill River Near Port Clinton.
There are three rivers within twenty miles of my home here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna, the Lehigh and the Schuylkill River. I have hiked along the banks of the Susquehanna and Lehigh rivers many times over the years. But I have never hiked along the Schuylkill River (except in the City of Philadelphia), until…Read More
A Spectacular Last Day Of May At The State Game Lands In Luzerne County.
May came to an end like it started here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, with below average temperatures. Our heat wave ended on Saturday and Sunday was clear with cool temperatures in the 40’s when I drove back to State Game Lands 119 in Dennison Township in Luzerne County. I hoped to see the mother bear and…Read More
Wood Ducks And A Snapping Turtle: Another Hike In The PPL Wetlands.
I had planned to hike the Appalachian Trail in Berks County Saturday morning. I like to explore new hiking trails. However when I awoke I changed my mind and decided to again hike in the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township Luzerne County. As much as I like to explore new places I also like to…Read More
A Memorial Day Hike In The Weiser State Forest In Columbia County
On Memorial Day I hiked in the Roaring Creek tract of the Weiser State Forest in Columbia County. I had hiked in the forest before and went back in search of oyster mushrooms. The Weiser State Forest consists of number of large tracts of woodlands in several counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I parked at the…Read More
Wildflowers, An Aerie And Bald Eaglets. Just Another Day In June In Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The weather became hot and humid here in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Since the corona virus restrictions have closed our local restaurants I have lunch at home. Instead of returning to the office I have been taking a walk after I am done eating. On Tuesday I decided to take my camera and macro lens…Read More
Some Sunshine And Then Some Nice Skies At The PPL Wetlands.
It was a perfect June afternoon on Friday. A cold front lowered the temperatures and humidity here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. . The skies were mostly clear with a few puffy cumulus clouds drifting in the refreshing northwesterly breeze. I decided to take advantage of this beautiful weather and hike in the PPL Wetlands in Salem…Read More
Bees, Spiders, A Snake And Flowers: Another Walk With My Macro Lens.
On Sunday and Monday of this past week I decided to take my macro lens on a couple of afternoon hikes near my home and look for bees, insects and whatever else I could find. Looking at the wonders of Nature up close gives one another perspective and appreciation of the beauty that surrounds us.…Read More
First Day Of Summer At The PPL Wetlands
It seems like yesterday when the first skunk cabbage shoots pushed through the snow and the first robins arrived at the PPL Wetlands. Spring went so fast. The first day of Summer arrived this weekend. I returned to the wetlands and river lands in Salem Township, Luzerne County on Sunday, the first full day of…Read More
Nature Up Close: Some Photos From A Few Walks With My Macro Lens
Anyone who knows me, or even occasionally reads my blog, is aware I like to walk. I walk twice a day everyday. This past week I took my camera and macro lens on a few hikes near my house. I hoped to capture some more images of the beauty of nature up close. And every…Read More
Bears, Birds And Some Other June Visitors To My Backyard
Although I travel to many State parks, Game lands and nature preserves here in Northeastern Pennsylvania looking for wildlife, I am lucky to have a lot of wild critters visit my backyard in Luzerne County, Hazle Township. I have four bird feeders and I throw out some corn every night for the deer and turkey. …Read More
Damselflies And Dragonflies: A Walk Along Lake Irena In Hazle Township
With the onset of Summer, and the warmer temperatures, one finds an increase in one of my favorite insects here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the damselflies and dragonflies. They can be seen darting, hovering or perching on branches, rocks or just about anything near a source of water. Last Thursday I took my macro lens and…Read More