Keep Your Eyes Peeled

News, Updated, & Blogs

Here you can find up to date information on shows, teaching opportunities, and works in progress.

Blog

The Circle Spins, And The Familiar Flora And Fauna Of Spring Appear At The Susquehanna Wetlands

  “All my life’s a circle;But I can’t tell you why;Season’s spinning round again;The years keep rollin’ by.”  These are  the lyrics from a Harry Chapin song  “Circle”.   I found these lyrics to be so true on my hike on Saturday  in the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township,  Luzerne County.  Once again  I saw the…

Read More...

Florida Day Eight: Lot Of Cool Stuff On Morning Hike On The Aerojet Trail In Florida City.

I was up early again on my recent visit to the Everglades and South Florida. I wanted to hike on the Aerojet Trail one last time  before I headed to Flamingo for a two day stay in the new lodge that opened in the Fall.  After my morning coffee fix I left the hotel, with…

Read More...

A Sunny Sunday Morning At The Montezuma Audubon Center In New York And Then On To Oswego

I awoke early on Sunday Morning in Weedsport New York. I was in the Finger Lake District on my way to Oswego to experience  my second total solar eclipse. I decided to drive to the Montezuma Audubon Center in nearby town of   Savannah.   As on the day before there was almost no traffic on the…

Read More...

Florida Day Seven: Back At The Royal Palm Visitor Center And The Old Ingraham Highway. In Everglades National Park

It was late Tuesday afternoon on my recent visit to South Florida. I was back in Florida City  for the night and drove back to the Royal Palm Visitor Center in the Everglades National Park. It was mostly sunny and still hot under the late afternoon sun. I decided to take a quick walk along…

Read More...

Trout Lilies, Turtles And A Thunderstorm: A Spring Hike In The Susquehanna Wetlands.

It has been two weeks since I visited my favorite hiking trails in the Susquehanna Wetlands near my home in Luzerne County . I rarely miss a weekend in the wetlands in the Spring.  I had a good excuse,  I traveled to New York to experience my second solar eclipse last week. I returned to…

Read More...

A Little Rain, A Change Of Plans And A Pleasant Hike In Tuscarora State Park.

I  hiked on the Spirit Trail in Tuscarora State Park again on Saturday morning.  I always enjoy hiking this trail but this wasn’t my original plan. I left my home  intending to hike around Leaser Lake in Lehigh County.  I was hoping to see some wood ducks and other water fowl on the lake.  It…

Read More...

My First Visit To The Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in New York

Unlike the Erie Canal, which I was aware of  since elementary school, I never heard of the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge  until a few days ago. Months ago I had made reservations at a hotel in Oswego, New York  for Sunday and Monday night to observe the total solar eclipse on Monday.  However, last week…

Read More...

Florida Day Five: An Afternoon Hike In The Familiar Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock State Park

When I arrived at my hotel in Key Largo on Sunday  I didn’t stay very long on  my recent trip to South Florida. .   It was a beautiful day, and I planned to relax more on this  trip to Florida.   But  I was so close to another one of my favorite hiking trails, in  the…

Read More...

My First Visit To The Erie Canal In New York, As Insurance In Case Of A Cloudy Solar Eclipse.

I hiked along the tow path of the Erie Canal on Friday afternoon just outside of Weedsport, New York.  I had wanted to visit the Erie Canal since I first read about it in elementary school. I learned this famous canal was vital to the economic development of our young Nation. My desire to see…

Read More...

Florida Day Five: Florida City : Morning Hikes On the Southern Glades Trail , By Mistake, And Aerojet Road Trail

The skies were clear when I awoke in Florida City Sunday morning,  The unexpected rain storm, that dropped records rains on South Florida ended. It was a cool 61 degrees when I left my hotel and drove to the Southern Glades Trail located  on the outskirts of Florida City about five miles from the Everglades…

Read More...