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It’s Was Windy And Cold But More Signs Of Spring At The PPL Wetlands. The Song Birds Return!

Every day now I have been seeing new signs of Spring on my daily walks. This past Thursday I saw my first robin here in Hazle Township. However, I awoke to a wintry scene  this morning. It was windy, cold and,  the inch of snow that fell overnight,  turned my backyard into a winter wonderland. …

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More Middle Creek Magic: Less Snow Geese But Plenty Of Ducks And A Juvenile Bald Eagle

Last Sunday I drove to the Lebanon Lancaster County line in southeastern Pennsylvania to experience the Middle Creek magic show put on by the migrating snow geese. This weekend I returned, with my brother Mike and his son Mike Jr. It was the 14th straight year we have made the 75 mile drive to the…

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Ducks, Geese And Mergansers, The Water Fowl Return to the PPL Wetlands.

It is the weekend and I again hiked  in the  PPL Wetlands in Salem Township Luzerne County.  It seems these wetlands always  reward me with some  wildlife sightings. They have become my favorite hiking  trails in the area. Although it was cloudy and a freezing  19 degrees Saturday morning, we had warmer temperatures and heavy rain…

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A Hike On The Elders Run Trail At Middle Creek

It was a beautiful morning on Sunday in Middle Creek in southern Lebanon County. The sun rose in the clear blue skies warming up the cold morning temperatures. After enjoying the magic of the snow geese, and watching the many species of ducks on the roadside ponds, I decided to hike on the Elders Run…

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The Snow Geese Return: Morning Magic At Middle Creek

About 15 years ago my brother Mike asked me to join him,  his son Mike Jr.  and my brother Joe to take a ride to see the snow geese migration at Middle Creek. At that time I had never heard of snow geese or Middle Creek. That day I would come to know, and love,…

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Sunshine And Another Sign Of Spring At The PPL Wetlands

Although we had a few cold days with temperatures plunging into the low teens this past week, our  unusually mild Winter continued.  This morning the skies were clear and I decided to return to the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township, Luzerne County. It was 28 degrees when I arrived  around 9 a.m. I wasn’t sure…

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Tanzania Day Eight: A Scenic Drive To The Ngorongoro Highlands

After our morning hike, and a  delicious breakfast, our group left the   Burunge Tented Camp and headed for the Ngorongoro Highlands. These highlands surround the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, formed by a massive ancient volcano. We would spend two  nights at the Ngorongoro Farm House  near the entrance to the crater. It was about a 100 mile,…

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Hiking Along The Weissport Canal.

Temperatures warmed up here in Northeastern Pennsylvania overnight. It was  3 degrees on  Saturday morning  but had risen to a mild  25 degrees here in my backyard in Hazle Township this morning.  Warmer, but still below freezing.   I knew that the ponds and canals  at the PPL Wetlands  would still be covered in ice.  So…

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Finally, Frigid Temperatures Arrive In Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The past few weeks my blog post talked about the mild Winter we have been having here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Well, an arctic front arrived on Friday bringing with it  frigid temperatures and sunshine. It was 3 degrees in my backyard this morning.  I was curious to see how the cold affected the geese, ducks…

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A Bald Eagle Sighting At the PPL Wetlands Is Always Exciting

Temperatures remained near freezing Saturday night here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This is mild for February in these  parts. We also got another dusting of snow. I decided to return to the PPL Wetlands and look for one of  a bald eagle. A  family of eagles  have nested near the wetlands and have been visiting the…

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