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August Already! An Early And Quiet Walk In The PPL Wetlands

August is here. Hard to believe the Summer is half over. Spring, Summer and Fall pass so quickly for me,  but Winter feels like it last forever. Anyone else  feel this way?   Anyway, I decided to  visit the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township Luzerne County again on Saturday . I love this place. Usually so…

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A Look At The Insect World With My Macro Lens

Spring is a great time to hike and explore the beauty of nature here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. And, these past few years, to also photograph and share this beauty here on my blog and social media. The returning migratory song birds, flowers, and the new, fresh green leaves of the plants and trees create a…

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Herons And More Summer Heat: A Hike In The PPL Wetlands

It wasn’t quite as hot on Saturday as it has been on some of  my previous hikes these past few weeks when  temperatures were in the  mid 90’s.  But it was still hot at he PPL Wetlands in Salem Township, Luzerne County on Saturday morning. . Temperatures were in the mid 70’s when I arrived…

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Another Hike In The Heat: This Time Along The Lehigh Canal In Walnutport

I knew it was going to be another hot day last  Sunday. Temperatures in the 90’s were predicted  I decided to hike along the Lehigh Canal in Walnutport. I had hiked here a  few times now,  on the southern portion of the canal trail.  I only hiked the northern trail once in the Spring.   It…

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Grasshoppers, Dragonflies And Some Other Cool Stuff At Community Park

It’s been a few weeks since I hiked at the local Community Park near my home in Hazle Township. So I took a couple of hikes in the park and around Lake Irena last  week. When I arrived on both Wednesday  and Friday I was greeted by swarms of grasshoppers and dragonflies darting, flying and…

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Cubs, Fawns And Some Other Visitors To My Backyard

The heat of summer has returned here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The birds and other critters  visiting my feeders and backyard have dwindled.  However,  I still had some visitors here in my backyard. Last week mommy bear returned with her two cubs. They helped themselves to the corn I put out for the deer and turkey. …

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Exploring Longwood Gardens, And There Is A Lot To Explore

After my Saturday  morning hike in the Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square  I had a quick breakfast, checked out of the Hilton Garden Inn and drove the two mile to Longwood Gardens. What a difference a day made. When I arrived for my first visit on Friday I had to run to the…

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Heat And Summer Weather At The PPL Wetlands

After some cooler and rainy days, summer weather returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania on Saturday.  It was sunny and already near 80 degrees when I decided to visit the PPL Wetlands and Riverlands in Salem Township. I got a late start and arrived at the wetland around 9 a.m. As I drove in I spotted this…

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An Early Morning Walk in Anson B Nixon Park In Kennett Square

Last Saturday I awoke early at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kennett Square.  The earliest ticket for admission to  Longwood Gardens I could obtain was 10:30 a.m. So I searched Google for local hiking trails and found some nice trails at nearby Anson  B. Nixon Park. The park was only two miles from my hotel…

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A Walk In The Rain And A Quick Visit to the Peirce-duPont House in Longwood Gardens

I spent three hours exploring the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens in Kenneth Square on Friday. And  I still didn’t get to see all of the beautiful displays of  flowers,  ferns, plants and trees. However, it was getting late in the afternoon and the heavy  rain let up a bit so I decided to see some…

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