Another Afternoon Hike At The PPL River Lands and Wetlands
We finally had some warm, summer-like weather here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. After spending a few hours at my office in the morning, I decided to head to the PPL River Lands and Wetlands in Salem Township on Tuesday afternoon.
Even the late oaks were putting forth their first leaves. Along the trails more wildflowers continued to bloom. The flowers took all shapes, sizes and colors. The wild phlox or Dames’s rocket where blooming everywhere on the trails of both the wetlands and river lands.
These flowers, I believe a species of fleabane, were not as numerous or colorful as the wild phlox but still added to the beauty of the Spring woodlands.
It was getting hotter, temperatures neared 90 degrees, so there was not a lot of wildlife activity. The many turtles that basked in the early Spring sun to warm their body temperatures could now remain out of sight in the warm waters of the wetlands. The frogs, however could still be seen, and heard splashing into the waters as I approached.
In another treetop I saw this bird perched in a tree. At first I taught it looked like a swallow but it was much to big. I believe it was an eastern king bird.
Once again, I didn’t come across anything exciting like a bald eagle, a rattlesnake or a bear but I enjoy the small wonders of nature just as much . So much to see in the PPl Wetlands and River Lands and once again they didn’t disappoint. Here is a link to some more photos from my hike in the PPL Wetlands and River Lands PPL Wetlands hike May 26 2020.
“And the birds sang their songs of love. And the flowers serenaded with their sublime fragrances. And the whole world fell in love in spring!”