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A Hike On The Anhinga, Gumbo-Limbo and Old Ingraham Road Trails

My fourth day of exploration of South Florida continued last Saturday when I drove to Royal Palm  in the Everglades to watch the sunrise and hike the Gumbo-Limbo and Anhinga trails.  A cold front passed through overnight bringing strong winds and dropping temperatures into the low 60’s. That is as cold as it gets in …

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Florida Day Three: An Afternoon Hike On The Southern Glades Trail

Although I was a little tired from my five mile hike on  the Coastal Prairie In Flamingo in the morning, I  was in Florida and wanted to explore some more of this natural paradise. I saw some folks biking along one of the water channels  on my drive back from Flamingo , so I returned…

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Florida Day Three. An Early Morning Drive to Flamingo, The Southern most Point In The Everglades

I was up even earlier on my third day in South Florida. I planned to visit Flamingo, about 47 miles from my hotel in Florida City, and the southernmost point in the Everglades. But first, I hoped to catch the sunrise in the cypress forests at the Pa Hay Okee Overlook.  So I began my…

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Florida Day Two: An Evening Walk At Anhinga Trail And Finally, An Anhinga Sighting

After my morning hike on the Anhinga Trail In the Everglades National Park, I edited some photographs, attended a zoom meeting and decided to return  to the Anhinga Trail in the evening to again  enjoy the scenery and hopefully to see some wildlife.  When I arrived cumulus clouds floated in the deep blues Florida skies….

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No Anhinga And Only One Alligator At The Anhinga Trail In The Everglades , Florida Day Two.

Of course I was up early Thursday morning, my first full day in Florida in over a year. The sun rose at 6: 54 a.m. and I planned to be on  the Anhinga Trail  in the Royal Palm Visitor Center  in the Everglades National Park to watch it. Located about 15 miles from my hotel…

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Florida Day One : Travel In The Pandemic

It was a difficult decision, to travel in the pandemic, risk versus reward. I had every intention with complying with mask wearing, social distancing and, hiking in the Everglades, avoiding crowds.  Quarantine when I return , of course.  Still two sides to the story, and, well,  reward won out and on Wednesday  I was on…

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February Backyard Visitors

Our weather was near or above average for most of this Winter here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. That was until February arrived.  It has been mostly cloudy, cold, with plenty of snow so far this month. The colder temperatures and heavy snow cover didn’t stop my backyard critters from showing up at my feeders. These photos…

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A Snowy Green Ridge And West Hazleton Walk

The snow pack was still deep here in Hazle Township last Sunday. And it was snowing again!  So, instead of my usual hikes in one of the nearby parks,  I decided to  hike on the streets of Green Ridge and West Hazleton, and to again share some of my memories on my walk.  It was…

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Inauguration Day Three: An Early Morning Walk To The Lincoln Memorial

I awoke early in Washington DC on January 21,  the day after the Presidential  Inauguration. I hoped to be able to walk to the Lincoln Memorial. I wasn’t sure if I could get there because of the security measures put in place for the Inauguration. It was partly cloudy and a colder 36 degrees  when…

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A Green Ridge And West Hazleton Sunny Winter Walk, With A Lot Of Memories

A heavy nor’easter  storm  dumped almost two feet of snow on  parts of Northeastern Pennsylvania two weeks ago.  This kept me from my usual hike in the PPL Wetlands last weekend.  Instead,  I stayed close to home and walked  the streets of  the Green Ridge neighborhood of Hazle Township and in the adjoining West Hazleton…

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