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Roaming In The Mine Reclamation Lands Near My Home

As some of you who follow my blog may know,  there  is a large mine reclamation area of land near my home in the Green Ridge section of  Hazle Township in Luzerne County .  For almost a century before I was born there was extensive deep coal mining on these lands.  Then, beginning around 1900…

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Fog, Flora And Fauna At The Susquehanna Wetlands.

A thick fog settled in on  the mountain where I live in Hazle Township,  Luzerne County on Saturday morning. I wasn’t sure at first, but I decided to drive to the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township with my camera despite the fog. I wasn’t  expecting to photograph much wildlife because of the fog but I…

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A Weekly Wildlife Report From Community Park In Hazle Township

I continued my afternoon visits to  the Community Park near my home in Hazle Township, Luzerne County this past week. On  Monday it was sunny and mild with temperatures in the low 60’s when I arrived. I wasn’t the only one enjoying this  beautiful afternoon in  the park.  The shores of the lake in the…

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Another Hike In The Susquehanna Wetlands With Some Old And New Critters

On Easter Morning I decided to take another five mile  hike in the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township, Luzerne County. I love trying to capture some of the many critters I know that live here. It was mostly sunny and a seasonably cool 43 degrees when I arrived at the wetlands. Once again I scared…

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A Walk In The Susquehanna Wetlands: A Different Name But The Same Natural Beauty

Many of you who  have followed my blog the past 6 years have seen posts from the PPL Wetlands and River Lands.  Located along the Susquehanna River in Salem Township, Luzerne  County this nature preserve was created by the PPL Electric Corporation adjacent to it’s nuclear power plant. It preserved the wetlands created by the…

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Enjoying Spring In Northeastern Pennsylvania.

For me, there is no place like Spring in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I don’t like the Winters here anymore but Spring brings a magic to  this area where I was born and lived all of my life.  I have passed retirement age now, but still  work at my law practice. However,  after  37 years,  I am…

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March Backyard Visitors

Despite the heavy snow cover that remained from the January and February snow storms, I still had the usual  critters visit my backyard  in Hazle Township, Luzerne County in early March. The snow finally melted,  and some new critters  started to show up at my  feeders the last two weeks in March.  The small herd…

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More Ducks And March Sunshine At The Wetlands.

The skies were clear when I awoke early Saturday morning. I knew this meant more March sunshine and I decided to head to the  PPL Wetlands in Salem Township, Luzerne County and look for wildlife.  The temperature was a pleasant Spring-like 48 degrees when I arrived. As I began my hike in the wetlands I…

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Frogs, Turtles , Geese And Ducks! It’s Spring At The Local Community Park.

It’s hard to believe it’s been four months since I last visited my local Community  Park in Hazle Township.  My last  visit here  was on Thanksgiving Day last November.  I would often take my afternoon walks here in the warmer months. The snow, ice , mud and cold had me walking on the plowed streets…

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Exploring Lake Ontelaunee In Berks County

We had perfect early Spring weather here in Northeastern Pennsylvania  on Sunday.   I decided to spend it exploring Lake Ontelaunee in Berks County. I have heard  it is a good place to observe migrating water fowl . The lake is located about an hour south of my home in Hazle Township Luzerne County. It was…

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