A Perfect July Morning For Hiking and Fishing At The PPL Wetlands
A cold front came through Northeastern Pennsylvania last Friday bringing blue skies, less humidity and much cooler temperatures to our area for the weekend. Perfect walking weather. On Sunday I drove to the PPL River lands in Salem Township to take advantage of the beautiful July weather.
I left my nephew Mikey at Lake Took-A-While where he was going to try his luck at catching some fish. I began my hike at the lake, and not the wetlands area of the nature preserve as I usually do. I soon discovered he wasn’t the only one fishing.
There were a pair of noisy king fishers crisscrossing the lake. They were competing with my nephew for the fish. I love watching these birds and hoped to catch a photograph of one catching a fish, but they flew to the other side of the lake.
I also saw a mother robin teaching her offspring how to hunt for food.Here is a link to some more photographs of the birds I saw on my hike. PPl Wetlands birds July 8 2018.
It was getting hot out and my nephew and I decided to end our excursion to the PPl Wetlands. Once again it was a great experience. I love walking through these woodlands and sharing what I find. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike. PPL Wetlands July 8 2018.
The linden, in the fervors of July,
Hums with a louder concert. When the wind
Sweeps the broad forest in its summer prime,
As when some master-hand exulting sweeps
The keys of some great organ, ye give forth
The music of the woodland depths, a hymn
Of gladness and of thanks.”
– William Cullen Bryant, Among the Trees