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An Autumn Visit To Mansfield University And Tioga County.

Last weekend I decided to visit my nephew Mike, who is a sophomore at Mansfield University and to check out the Fall foliage   om my way.   I have never visited  the university  town of Mansfield before. It is located in Tioga County in the mountains of northern Pennsylvania.  It was a good time of year…

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A Chilly October Morning In The PPL Wetlands.

It was a chilly October morning on  Saturday here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As usual, I decided to drive to, and hike in,  the  PPL Wetlands and Riverlands in Salem Township Luzerne County.  Upon arriving in the wetlands area of the nature preserve, I walked down to the banks of the Susquehanna River. The river is…

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No Turkeys Or Bears But A Lot Of Birds And Deer In My Backyard.

It’s been a month since I shared photographs of some of  the critters that visit my backyard here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  The mother bear and her cubs have not returned since June and the turkeys stopped showing up a few weeks ago.  I have no idea why and I am hoping they return before the…

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More Fall Color Appears At The PPL Wetlands

I awoke to cloudy skies, a light rain and mild summer-like temperatures on Sunday morning.  I decided to return and  hike in the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township, Luzerne. Despite the warm temperatures, I quickly was reminded it was Autumn as  the trees in the wetlands were continuing to display more color with each visit…

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An Early Autumn Walk In Community Park.

Rain was in the forecast for Saturday morning here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. So  I decided to stay close to home and take an early Autumn walk at the nearby Community park in Hazle Township, Luzerne County.   It was partly to mostly cloudy  with a seasonably cool 53 degrees when I arrived at the park around…

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September Afternoon Hikes With My Macro Lens

Fall arrived here in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning with  clears skies and an early morning frost. The sun is still strong and quickly warmed  the morning air. Temperatures were  in the 60’s by  noon., I took advantage of the pleasant weather and went on a a couple of late September afternoon walks this week…

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Morning Mist And Sunshine: The End Of Summer At The PPL Wetlands.

I awoke to clear, calm skies and a cold 37 degrees at  my home in Hazle Township Luzerne County on Saturday. I decided to return and hike in the PPL Wetlands, in Salem Township. It is located  about 20 miles  north of my home. When I arrived I found a cold mist  rising on the…

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Late Summer Walks At Community Park

It’s hard to believe it’s late Summer already. It seems as if we were just celebrating the arrival of the robins and first flowers of Spring . But Summer is ending,  and I saw many signs of  the coming Fall on a couple of afternoon walks I took at my local Community Park  these past…

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Wood Ducks, A Kingfisher But No Bald Eagle At the PPL Wetlands

After another week of searching for wild mushrooms, this time with some  success, (this is a photo of some of my finds, including chicken of the woods, hen of the woods, and milker mushrooms),  I decided to take a break and search for wood ducks, bald eagles, kingfishers and other wildlife, at the PPL Wetlands…

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An Early September Hike At The PPL Wetlands: Beavers, Muskrats And Deer

September is mushroom season here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I spent my afternoons last week and all day Saturday looking for bolete, hen of the woods and chicken of the woods  mushrooms. I didn’t find any. So,on Sunday,  I decided to take a break from my mushroom hunting and return to the PPL Wetlands in Salem…

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