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Wildflowers, An Aerie And Bald Eaglets. Just Another Day In June In Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The weather became hot and humid  here in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Tuesday.  Since the corona virus restrictions have closed our local restaurants I have lunch at home. Instead of returning to the office I have been taking a walk after I am done eating.  On Tuesday I decided to take my camera and macro lens…

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A Memorial Day Hike In The Weiser State Forest In Columbia County

On Memorial Day I  hiked in the Roaring Creek tract of the Weiser State Forest in Columbia County.  I had hiked in the forest before and went back in search of oyster mushrooms. The Weiser State Forest consists of  number of large tracts of woodlands in several counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  I parked at the…

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Wood Ducks And A Snapping Turtle: Another Hike In The PPL Wetlands.

I had  planned to hike the Appalachian Trail in Berks County Saturday  morning.  I like to explore new hiking trails. However when I awoke I changed my mind and decided to again  hike in the PPL  Wetlands in Salem Township Luzerne County. As much as  I like to explore new places I also like to…

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A Spectacular Last Day Of May At The State Game Lands In Luzerne County.

May came to an end like it started here in Northeastern Pennsylvania,  with below average temperatures. Our heat wave ended on Saturday and  Sunday was clear with cool temperatures in the 40’s when I drove back to State Game Lands 119 in Dennison Township in Luzerne County. I hoped to see the mother bear and…

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Wood Duck,Wrens and A Humming Bird: My First Hike Along The Schuylkill River Near Port Clinton.

There are three rivers within twenty miles of my home here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna, the Lehigh and the Schuylkill River. I have hiked along the banks of the Susquehanna and Lehigh rivers many times over the years.  But I have never hiked along the Schuylkill River (except in the City of Philadelphia), until…

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Another Afternoon Hike At The PPL River Lands and Wetlands

We finally had some  warm, summer-like  weather here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. After spending a few hours at my office in the  morning, I decided to head to the PPL River Lands and Wetlands in Salem Township on Tuesday  afternoon.  Temperatures were in the low 80’s when I arrived and I began my walk under the…

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Bears And Birds: A Hike In The State Game Lands In Dennison Township

After the visit from the mother bear and her cubs to my backyard in Hazle Township last week, I decided to try and find some bears in their backyard. And the best place  I know for  finding them  is the State Game lands in Dennison Township. Located about 20 miles from my house I have…

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Bears And Birds And More Backyard Critters.

As some of you may recall from my previous post, I am fortunate to have many different critters visit my backyard here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  I love to watch  the many birds and mammals that visit every Spring, but my favorite are the bears that usually show up for a free meal in my yard.  …

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May Sunshine At The PPL Wetlands

I think May sunshine is the best sunshine of the year.  I love sunshine throughout the year. But there is something about the angle of the sun here in Northeastern  Pennsylvania in May that makes it special. Especially when filtering through  a canopy of the newly sprouted green leaves of Spring. I took advantage of…

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Despite The Clouds A Pleasant And Reflective Walk Along Foster Joseph Sayers Lake.

Although I was tired from my hikes in the Bald Eagle State Park  on Saturday , I was up to watch the dawn appear over  Foster Joseph Sayers Lake  early Sunday morning. Once again the high cirrus clouds were  illuminated by the rising sun. Unfortunately the clouds thickened soon after the sun rose and the…

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