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Migrating Birds And More Autumn Colors, Again, At The Susquehanna Wetlands

After seeing the large flocks of migrating birds at the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township, Luzerne County last week I was looking forward to  hiking there again this weekend. I wanted to see if any of the birds remained or if new birds showed up. It is late in the season but I think the…

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Mushrooms, Ducks, A Grebe, A Bald Eagle And Autumn Colors At Community Park

We had  five  days of cloudy skies last week here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It was cloudy all weekend. And it was cloudy when I began a hike at the Community Park near my home here in Hazle Township Luzerne County on Monday afternoon. I had forgotten what the sun looked like. It was over a…

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Hints Of Fall Color, And The Return Of Birds, Temporarily, At The Susquehanna Wetlands And River Lands

It was another cloudy, and unseasonably mild, morning when I decided to drive  to the Susquehanna Wetlands and River Lands in Salem Township, Luzerne County last Sunday.  As usual, before beginning my five mile hike in the wetlands area of the nature preserve I walked down to the banks of the Susquehanna River. The river…

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A Cloudy And Dreary Autumn Hike On The Bear Walk Trail In Ricketts Glen State Park

It’s been a few years since I visited Ricketts Glen State Park in Luzerne County, Sullivan and Columbia Counties.  This large, scenic,  park , over 13,ooo acres, almost became a National park in the 1930’s . Although it is only an hour from my home I’ve only visited it once since my college days. On…

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Clouds And Sunshine: A Tale Of Two Autumn Walks At Community Park

Although it hasn’t felt like it, Fall began here in the Northern Hemisphere over two weeks ago. I took a couple of Autumn walks at the Community Park near my home in Hazle Township in this unusually mild weather we have been experiencing.  The first hike, on the first day of Fall was on an…

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A Few Birds, A Bear And Some Hints Of Fall On The Greater Hazleton Rails To Trails

It was a cool Fall morning  when I awoke Sunday.  I  decided to stay close to home and hike on the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails again. Last Saturday I hiked  on this trail , but I started at the trail head on W. Broad Street. On Sunday I began my hike on the other…

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A Reflective October Hike In The Susquehanna Wetlands

October 2 will always be a sad day for me and my family. It was the day we lost my beloved sister Linda and her husband Charles in a tragic motor vehicle accident. It was four years on Saturday. It is still so hard to believe. I spent the day  hiking alone in the beautiful…

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Birds, Bugs And Blooms: A Late September Hike In The Susquehanna Wetlands

It’s hard to believe it is the last week in September already.  Spring and Summer passed so quickly.  So , appropriately, I hiked in the Susquehanna Wetlands on the last weekend in September. It was here  I spent so much time  this Spring and Summer. It seems like only yesterday the skunk cabbage was pushing…

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A Forgotten Memory Card Results In An Early Fall Hike On The Greater Hazleton Rails To Trails.

I took a pleasant five mile hike on the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails on Saturday.  And it wasn’t planned.  I was planning on visiting the Susquehanna Wetlands in  Salem Township , hoping to see the river otters again.  But, after driving the 40 minutes to the wetlands nature preserve, I  discovered I forgot the…

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River Otters And Late Summer Flowers: A Wonderful Wildlife Encounter And September Beauty At The Susquehanna Wetlands

It was a good week in  my search for wild edible mushrooms. I found many edible species during the week,  including the “redtop” (aspen scaber stalk bolete) and “cozie” birch scaber stalk bolete needed for our traditional  Polish mushroom soup we serve at Holy Supper on Christmas Eve. So I decided to take a morning…

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