Archive for April 2022
March Goes Out Like A Lion, But There Were Still Signs Of Spring At The Susquehanna Wetlands And Northeastern Pennsylvania
The warm March lamb -like weather we had two weeks ago was gone. The weather got cooler last week. On Sunday morning the temperatures had dropped into the low 30’s with a steady cold northwesterly wind. March was a lion again. As usual I decided to again hike at the Susquehanna Wetlands and River Lands…Read More
A Cloudy And Cool April Fool’s Day With Some Cool Critters In The Susquehanna Wetlands.
Friday was another cloudy and cool day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It was the 1st day of April and Nature was playing an April Fool’s joke on us again with the cold weather. Since our local Weis grocery market closed due to a fire, I have been grocery shopping in the Weis Market in Berwick,…Read More
A Hike On The Lehigh Canal At Weissport: No Wood Ducks But A Lot Of Fishermen, A Few Birds And Beautiful Scenery
After my visit to the Susquehanna Wetlands on Friday, where I saw so many critters, including some elusive wood ducks, I decided to hike along the Lehigh Canal in Weissport in Carbon County on Saturday. I made this decision because I had seen wood ducks here before. In fact some of my most beautiful photos…Read More
Spring Is Slowly Springing At Community Park In Hazle Township.
After some nice Spring-like weather in mid-March it got cold again. We had some record breaking cold temperatures here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Because of the cold weather I didn’t take my afternoon hikes in the Community Park near my home here in Hazle Towsnhip for a couple of weeks. I returned this past Monday. The…Read More
Turtles, Cormorants And A Kestrel, But An Otherwise Uneventful Hike In the Susquehanna Wetlands
I’m sorry, but this blog post doesn’t have the wide variety of wildlife I saw at the Susquehanna Wetlands in Luzerne County on my hike last week. It was an amazing hike last Friday.. I saw so many cool critters. Not this week , and, it was partially my fault, I rushed my hike in…Read More
Another Hike On The Scenic And Historic Walnutport Canal Spur Trail
I decided to hike on the Walnutport Canal Spur Trail in Lehigh County again on Sunday. It was cloudy and a cold 32 degrees at my home in Luzerne County. The radar showed some rain was moving in from the northwest. So I headed 35 miles southeast to Walnutport hoping to stay ahead of the…Read More
Bats, Bees, Horned Grebes, Frog Eggs And Other Cool Stuff At Our Local Community Park.
I have always enjoyed walking and exploring the outdoors. I remember my first hikes in the strip mined woodlands with my dad searching for wild mushrooms. I may have been three years old. My dad developed, and continued to encourage my curiosity in, and love for nature. He would also take me and my siblings …Read More
A Lot Of Birds, Some Turtles And A Snake At The Susquehanna Wetlands And River Lands
I returned to the Susquehanna Wetlands and River Lands in Salem Township Luzerne County on Friday. This Friday however, I arrived early, around 8:15 a.m. and met a photographer friend. It was mostly sunny but a chilly 40 degrees when we began our hike. We first walked down to the Susquehanna River hoping to see…Read More
An Easter Morning Hike Through The Scenic And Historic Lehigh Gap.
For most of my life I would spend Easter morning at my parents house. As a child, after attending Mass , we always ate our first meal on Easter Sunday from the Easter basket that was filled with traditional Polish foods and blessed on Holy Saturday. We would then eat chocolate candy the Easter bunny…Read More
My First Visit To Fort Washington State Park In Montgomery County
Fort Washington State Park in Montgomery County wasn’t my first choice for a visit this past weekend. I had originally planned to hike at Codorus State Park in York County. It was rated the third best bird watching spot in Pennsylvania by one of the State birding groups. I was looking forward to staying in…Read More
A Crow And Bald Eagle Fight , Palm Warblers And Snow: A Magical Afternoon At Community Park.
It was one of those spur of the moment decisions. It was cloudy and cold when I decided I wasn’t going to hike at the Community Park near my home in Luzerne County that afternoon. A late Spring snow storm had just deposited almost 5 inches of wet snow on our area. Most of the…Read More
A Cloudy And Dreary Morning Hike in Fort Washington State Park.
I was hoping to observe, and photograph, some migratory song birds on my first visit to Fort Washington State Park. My hopes were somewhat dashed when I got up early Saturday morning to cloudy skies and light rain in the forecast. I wasn’t going to sit in my hotel room, so after a couple of…Read More