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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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An Easter Morning Hike Through The Scenic And Historic Lehigh Gap.

For most of my life I would spend Easter morning at my parents house.  As a  child, after attending Mass , we  always ate  our first meal on Easter Sunday from  the Easter basket that was filled with traditional Polish foods and blessed on Holy Saturday.   We  would then  eat chocolate candy the Easter bunny…

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A Lot Of Birds, Some Turtles And A Snake At The Susquehanna Wetlands And River Lands

I returned to the Susquehanna Wetlands and River Lands  in Salem Township Luzerne County on Friday. This Friday however, I arrived early, around 8:15 a.m. and met a photographer friend. It was mostly sunny but a chilly 40 degrees when we began our hike.  We first walked down to the  Susquehanna River hoping to see…

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Bats, Bees, Horned Grebes, Frog Eggs And Other Cool Stuff At Our Local Community Park.

I have always enjoyed walking and exploring the outdoors.  I remember my  first hikes in the strip mined woodlands with my dad searching for wild  mushrooms. I may have been three years old.  My dad developed, and continued to encourage my curiosity  in,  and love for nature.  He would also take  me and my siblings …

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Another Hike On The Scenic And Historic Walnutport Canal Spur Trail

I decided to hike on the Walnutport Canal Spur Trail in Lehigh County again on Sunday.   It was cloudy and a cold 32 degrees at my home in Luzerne County.  The radar showed  some rain was moving in from the northwest.  So I headed  35 miles southeast to Walnutport hoping to stay ahead of the…

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Turtles, Cormorants And A Kestrel, But An Otherwise Uneventful Hike In the Susquehanna Wetlands

I’m sorry,  but this blog post doesn’t have the wide variety of wildlife I saw at the Susquehanna Wetlands in Luzerne County on my hike last week. It was an amazing hike last  Friday..  I saw so many cool critters. Not this week  , and, it was partially  my fault, I rushed my hike in…

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