Archive for May 2023

More Migratory Birds Return To The Susquehanna Wetlands

May is the month most of the migratory birds are returning from their Winter  homes in Florida, the Caribbean Island, Mexico,  Central America, and, some, as far away as the jungles of South America.  Some will  remain  to nest  here in Northeastern Pennsylvania while others will travel further north, as far as the Arctic tundra…

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Another Late Afternoon Hike in The Susquehanna Wetlands

After my enjoyable late afternoon hike in the Susquehanna Wetlands last week, I decided to return for another late afternoon hike on Friday. It was partly cloudy and a seasonable 65 degrees when I arrived at the wetlands in Salem Township Luzerne County.  It was about  3;30 p.m. The trees were now even  more lush…

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Close Encounters With A Rattlesnake And A Doe And Her Fawn At State Game Lands 141 In Carbon County .

Over the years I have seen many snakes, including rattlesnakes  on my hikes here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.   I would often see them slither away while I was picking huckleberries  or mushrooms.   Since I got my first digital camera and started photographing wildlife  14 years ago I have photographed water snakes, garter snakes, black  rat snakes,…

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