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No Bears, But A Lot More Birds In State Game Lands 119 In Dennison Township.

I haven’t seen  any bears visit my backyard in Hazle Township, Luzerne County this year.  So, on Sunday, I decided to hike in State Game Lands 119 in Dennison Township to try and find one.  I have seen a lot of bears out here since I started hiking here about five years ago.  It was …

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The Migratory Song Birds Are Back And Singing In Northeastern Pennsylvania!!

May is one of my favorite months. The trees and flowers seem to burst forth in buds and blooms overnight. And, into this magical world of fresh  green leaves and flowers, we await the arrival of the migratory song birds.  And they arrived, and were singing,  in the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township, Luzerne County…

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An Unexpected Visit To Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Last Sunday I decided to explore the French Creek State Park situated on the border of Berks and Chester Counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania. I made no plans and just parked along a trail on the park entrance road. It was a warm and sunny Spring day.  I was enjoying my hike on what I learned…

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My First Hike In French Creek State Park: It Won’t Be My Last

I have been seeing a lot of posts on the Facebook nature pages  about ramps, morel mushrooms and the cicada chimneys or turrets. I have never  found any of them here in the woods near my home near Hazleton  Northeastern Pennsylvania. I think the weather is too cool up here in the mountains.  So I…

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The Month of May Arrives, Along With Some Goslings, At The Susquehanna Wetlands

The month of May has always been one of my favorite months. The first signs  of Spring appear in March here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but we still have cold and, sometimes, even blizzard. April is a beautiful month with the appearance of the first wildflowers and the return of the first migratory birds, however, we…

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Ducks, Geese And A Bald Eagle At Community Park in Hazle Township

I have continued my afternoon hikes in the Community Park near my home in Hazle Township every  chance I got  these past two weeks. Located on  top of a mountain ridge, Spring always arrives later here in Hazle Township  than in the surrounding valleys. On my first  hikes  two weeks ago there were  few signs of…

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Not Many Signs of Spring On The Local Rails- To -Trails

It was raining here in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Sunday morning.  And I was still feeling some side effects from my second Covid-19 vaccine shot.  So I decided not to travel far  and hike on my local Rails -to -Trails which is located a couple of miles from my home in Hazle Township, Luzerne County.  Ground…

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Enjoying The April Sun In The Susquehanna Wetlands

It was a cool 39 degrees when I awoke Saturday morning.  However, the skies were clear and I knew the April sun would sun warm it up. And what better place to enjoy the April sun than in the Susquehanna Wetlands and Riverlands in Salem Township, Luzerne County.  Nature always has something on display out…

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Eagles, Herons And A Muskrat: Another Walk In The Susquehanna Wetlands

It was  Sunday, and, of course,  I decided to take another walk in the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township, Luzerne County. As the Spring progresses  I know there is a good chance to see some wildlife here. And the wetlands and river lands are a great place to observe the trees, plants and flowers come…

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Back In Berks County: Another Lake Ontelaunee Hike

On Saturday I returned to Berks County and made my third visit to  Lake Ontelaunee.  This 1,000 acre lake was formed by the damming of Maiden Creek in 1926 to provide a water supply for the City of Reading. (these are links to blog posts of  my two prior visits. https://wp.me/p5GeDV-J2m      https://wp.me/p5GeDV-s3K).  After a 41…

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