A May Afternoon At Community Park.
We had some more sunshine here in Northeastern Pennsylvania yesterday and I couldn’t wait to head outdoors after leaving my office. I didn’t have time to go far, so I decided to once again visit our local local Community park.
When I visited last week I encountered quite a lot of wildlife and I was hoping for more of the same. I walked around the lake and noticed the abundance of flowers on both the high and low bush blueberry or, as we call them in the coal regions, huckleberry bushes. . The bees are now back and they were busy gathering pollen from the many new flowers.
I also saw a new sight on the lake, one I haven’t seen in our area before, a loon. It was swimming, and diving, in the center of the lake and stayed there during my entire walk. I love the haunting calls these birds make at night. I wish I could have stayed to listen to it. Maybe another night, if it remains in the area.
As I walked into the wetland area to the north of the lake I scared a few turtles and frogs into the waters before I was able to capture a photograph. I was able to capture this critter, I believe some type of flycatcher.
There wasn’t much more wildlife activity at the lake or park. Just a few robins and a lot of humans, fishing, walking, or playing and enjoying Spring on a sunny May Afternoon. I sure did. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike in Community Park yesterday .https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-page-2/nggallery/photographs-page-two-blog/community-park-hazle-township-may-9-2016
“One may lack words to express the impact of beauty but no one who has felt it remains untouched. It is renewal, enlargement, intensification. The parks preserve it permanently in the inheritance of the American citizens.”
― Bernard DeVoto