Archive for May 2022
Spring Flowers, Song Birds And Sunshine On A Sunday Morning In The Susquehanna Wetlands.
After my visit to Fort Washington State Park last Friday, I returned to the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township Luzerne County last Sunday. It was a chilly 45 degrees when I arrived. But it is Spring and I found many flowers blooming and song birds singing on my usual five mile hike. It was a…Read More
Birds, Blossoms And Blue Sky At The Canal In Walnutport in Northampton County
I returned to the peaceful and scenic Walnutport Canal Spur Trail for a hike on Saturday. And, for the record, the quaint town of Walnutport is located in Northampton County, not Lehigh County, as I stated in my previous blog post. A reader corrected me, and please, I am an amateur at this so please…Read More
Blue Skies, Brilliant April Sunshine But Some Cold Canadian Air At The Susquehanna Wetlands.
The skies were a deep blue and there was brilliant April sunshine when I returned to the Susquehanna Wetlands in Luzerne County on Friday afternoon. However, it was cold, the temperatures were in the mid 40’s with a strong northwesterly wind. The wind made it feel much colder. It felt more like a day in…Read More
A Lovely First Day Of May At Leaser Lake In Lehigh County.
I returned to scenic Leaser Lake, nestled below the Blue Mountain in Lehigh County last Sunday. It was just my second visit. It was a beautiful start to the month of May. It was a bit chilly with temperatures in the mid 40’s. The skies were mostly clear and the strong May sun soon warmed…Read More
Goslings, A Bald Eagle And Tadpoles: It’s Spring At Community Park
One of my favorite sights every Spring is the appearance of the Canada geese goslings on our lakes and ponds here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This year my first sighting of these fuzzy balls of downy feathers was two weeks ago on a hike at the local Community Park near my home in Luzerne County. It…Read More
A Magical Mother’s Day Morning In May That Ends With A Morel Or Two
I awoke early on Sunday. I had a busy morning planned. My Facebook page reminded me it was Mother’s Day. I shared a post and this photos of my mom as a child. She didn’t know her mom long, she died when she was ten, not long after this photo was taken. This is mom…Read More
Blue Skies, Sunshine And Some Critters At Community Park.
These past few weeks we had a lot of clouds and rain here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Not this week. We had clear blue skies and sunshine for three days in a row. On Thursday. some cumulus clouds formed in the blue skies. It was still a bit cool on Monday afternoon, when I took my…Read More
The Wetlands Are Alive With Lush New Growth And The Songs Of Birds.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to take my now routine hike in the Susquehanna Wetlands in Luzerne County on Friday afternoon. There was rain in the forecast. The skies were cloudy and threatening. However, I still had to do my grocery shopping at the Weis market in Berwick. I have been shopping there…Read More
Spring Visitors At The Greater Hazleton Rails To Trails, I Hope Some Of Them Stay
Rain was in the forecast again last Saturday here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It was cloudy with a light drizzle when I decided to hike on the local Rails to Trails near my home in Hazle Township, Luzerne County. I wasn’t expecting to take photos on my hike because of the rain. I took my camera…Read More
No Bears But A Lot Of Migratory Birds And A Snake At The State Game Lands in Dennison Township
After my hikes on Friday and Saturday I knew the migratory birds were passing through our woodlands here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I was looking forward to my Sunday hike to try and see and photograph some more of these beautiful long distance travelers. The question was, where? I haven’t seen a black bear this Spring.…Read More
Fog, Summer Heat And Some Critters At The Susquehanna Wetlands In Salem Township.
The forecast called for sunshine and record high temperatures here in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Saturday. I was up early and headed to the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township in Luzerne County. It was sunny at my home in Hazle Township. I drove the 20 miles to the wetlands expecting clear skies but instead I found…Read More
May Is A Great Month To Hike On The Greater Hazleton Rails To Trail
Last week I decided to hike the local Greater Hazleton Rails to Trail near my home in Luzerne County. It was dreary and overcast but I was surprised with the amount and variety of migrating song birds I saw on my five mile hike. There were birds fluttering in the trees all along the trail.…Read More
Spring Green, Critters And Flowers At Community Park In Hazle Township
I was able to get in a hike every afternoon after work this past week at the Community Park near my home in Hazle Township Luzerne County. For those of you who are first time viewers of my blog, there are a lot of blog posts about this wonderful park and it’s history. You can…Read More
A Rainy And Wet Walk In The Susquehanna Wetlands And An Encounter With A Mommy Snapping Turtle
It was another Saturday with rain in the forecast here in Luzerne County in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Last Saturday I avoided the rain. Not this week. I drove to the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township because my interpretation of the radar maps led me to believe the rain would miss this area. I was wrong. It…Read More