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Blue Skies, Sunshine And Some Critters At Community Park.

These past few weeks we had a lot of clouds and rain here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Not this week. We had clear blue skies and sunshine for three days in a row.  On  Thursday. some cumulus clouds formed in the blue skies. It was still a bit cool on Monday afternoon,  when I took my…

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A Magical Mother’s Day Morning In May That Ends With A Morel Or Two

I awoke early on Sunday.  I had a busy morning planned.  My Facebook page  reminded me it was Mother’s Day.  I shared a post and this photos of my mom as a child. She didn’t know her mom long, she died when she was ten,  not long after this photo was taken. This is mom…

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Goslings, A Bald Eagle And Tadpoles: It’s Spring At Community Park

One of  my favorite sights every Spring is the appearance of the Canada geese goslings on our lakes and ponds here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This year   my first sighting of these fuzzy balls of downy feathers was two weeks ago  on a hike at the local Community Park near my home in Luzerne County.  It…

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A Lovely First Day Of May At Leaser Lake In Lehigh County.

I returned to scenic  Leaser Lake, nestled below the Blue Mountain in Lehigh County last  Sunday. It was just my second visit. It was a beautiful start to the month of May. It was a bit chilly with temperatures in the mid 40’s. The skies were mostly clear and the strong May sun soon warmed…

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Blue Skies, Brilliant April Sunshine But Some Cold Canadian Air At The Susquehanna Wetlands.

The skies were a deep blue and there was  brilliant April sunshine when I  returned to the Susquehanna Wetlands in  Luzerne County on Friday afternoon. However, it was cold,  the temperatures were in the mid 40’s with a strong northwesterly wind.  The wind made it feel much colder. It felt more like a day in…

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Birds, Blossoms And Blue Sky At The Canal In Walnutport in Northampton County

I returned to the  peaceful and scenic Walnutport Canal Spur Trail for a hike on Saturday.  And,  for the record, the quaint town of Walnutport is located in Northampton County, not Lehigh County, as I  stated in my previous blog post. A reader corrected me, and please, I am an amateur at this so  please…

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Spring Flowers, Song Birds And Sunshine On A Sunday Morning In The Susquehanna Wetlands.

After my visit to Fort Washington State Park last Friday, I returned to the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township Luzerne County  last Sunday. It was a chilly 45 degrees when I arrived. But it is Spring and I  found many  flowers blooming and song birds singing  on my usual five mile hike.  It was a…

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A Cloudy And Dreary Morning Hike in Fort Washington State Park.

I was hoping to observe, and photograph,  some migratory song birds on my  first visit to Fort Washington State Park. My hopes were somewhat dashed when  I got  up early Saturday morning to cloudy skies and  light rain in the forecast.  I wasn’t going to sit in my hotel room,  so after  a couple of…

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A Crow And Bald Eagle Fight , Palm Warblers And Snow: A Magical Afternoon At Community Park.

It was  one of those spur of the moment decisions. It was cloudy and cold when I decided I wasn’t going to hike at the Community Park near my home in Luzerne County that afternoon.  A late Spring snow storm had just deposited almost 5  inches of wet snow on our area. Most of the…

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My First Visit To Fort Washington State Park In Montgomery County

Fort Washington State Park in Montgomery County wasn’t my first choice for a visit this past weekend. I had originally planned to hike at Codorus State Park in York County. It was rated the third best bird watching spot in Pennsylvania by one of the State  birding groups. I was looking forward to staying in…

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