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Mushrooms, A Mosquito And A Red Eft: Another Hike With My Macro Lens

As many of you who follow my blog may know, I have been gathering edible mushrooms in our woodlands  since I was around three years old. Yep,  my dad taught me and my siblings this Polish tradition  when we were very young. I have posted a few blogs on my dad and mushrooms and you…

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Some More Photos Taken With My Macro Lens

I enjoy exploring the areas near my house with my macro lens. It requires me to pay attention to things so often overlooked and allows me to see a whole new world of  that surrounds us. And a beautiful world it is, whether it be the delicate wings of a dragonfly, or the petals of…

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Summer Heat, And A Fawn, Arrives At The PPL Wetlands

It’s now July and the summer heat has arrived here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Temperatures were in the low 70’s early Friday  morning with mostly cloudy skies. Once again I debated with myself about my hiking destinations for the day, and once again decided to return to the PPL Wetlands and River Lands in Salem Township….

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Another June Hike At The PPL Wetlands.

After a rainy Saturday here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, I decided to take another late  June hike in the PPL Wetlands and River Lands  in Salem Township Luzerne County on Sunday. It was partly sunny when I arrived at the wetlands and began my walk under the now thick green canopy of the trees along the…

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Damselflies And Dragonflies: A Walk Along Lake Irena In Hazle Township

With the onset of Summer, and the warmer temperatures, one finds an increase in one of my favorite insects here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the damselflies and dragonflies. They can be seen darting, hovering or perching on branches, rocks or just about anything near a source of water.  Last Thursday I took my macro lens and…

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Bears, Birds And Some Other June Visitors To My Backyard

Although I  travel to many State parks, Game lands and nature preserves  here in Northeastern Pennsylvania looking for wildlife, I am lucky to have a lot of wild critters visit my backyard in Luzerne County, Hazle  Township.  I have four bird feeders and I throw out some  corn every night for the deer and turkey. …

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Nature Up Close: Some Photos From A Few Walks With My Macro Lens

Anyone who knows me, or even occasionally reads my blog, is aware  I like to walk.  I walk twice a day everyday. This past week I took my camera and macro lens on a few hikes near my house. I hoped to capture some more images of the beauty of nature up close.  And every…

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First Day Of Summer At The PPL Wetlands

It seems like yesterday when the first skunk cabbage shoots pushed through the snow and the  first robins arrived at the PPL Wetlands.  Spring went so fast.  The first day of  Summer arrived this weekend.  I returned to the wetlands and river lands in Salem Township, Luzerne  County on Sunday, the first full day of…

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Bees, Spiders, A Snake And Flowers: Another Walk With My Macro Lens.

On Sunday and Monday of this past week I decided to take my macro lens on a couple of afternoon  hikes near my home  and look for bees,  insects and whatever else I could find. Looking at the wonders  of Nature up close gives one another perspective and appreciation of the beauty that surrounds us….

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Some Sunshine And Then Some Nice Skies At The PPL Wetlands.

It was a perfect June afternoon on Friday.  A cold front lowered the temperatures and humidity here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. . The skies were mostly clear with a few puffy cumulus clouds drifting in the refreshing northwesterly breeze. I decided to take advantage of this beautiful weather and hike in the PPL Wetlands in Salem…

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