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Discovering More Of Nature’s Beauty At Community Park In Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The heat wave continued here in Northeastern Pennsylvania last week. Temperatures soared into the low 90’s. It didn’t stop me from my taking daily walks.  I returned to the Community Park near my home in Hazle Township for a couple of afternoon walks in the heat and humidity. The waters of Lake Irena reflected the…

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Another Hot And Bear-less Hike To Moosehead Lake

Another heat wave arrived in Northeastern Pennsylvania last weekend. It was hazy, hot and humid, my kind of weather,  Sunday morning. I still haven’t seen a bear this year, either in my backyard, where they are frequent visitors, or on my many hikes.    So despite the heat, I decided to hike out to Moosehead…

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The Heat And Humidity Return To The Susquehanna Wetlands

After a few days of cool, refreshing weather, a warm front brought clouds, and heat and humidity, to my home in Northeastern Pennsylvania.   As I often do, I decided to take my usual five mile hike in the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township, Luzerne County.  I wanted to  see how the many critters that live…

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Dragonflies, Spiders And Splendid June Weather At Community Park.

A cold front passed through our  area here in Hazle Township,  Luzerne County  last  week on Tuesday evening.   It brought  some much needed rain,  and  a couple of days of splendid June weather. I awoke to  clear blue skies and temperatures in the mid 40’s Wednesday morning. It was cool but refreshing. It was perfect…

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Another Hike State Game Lands 119, And Still No Bears.

It is nearing the end of June and I still haven’t seen any bears in my backyard, in Hazle Township Luzerne County. It is the first time almost twenty years I haven’t had one or more visit my bird feeders.  And, so far, I haven’t seen any  bears  my many  hikes here in Northeastern Pennsylvania….

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The End Of Spring At The Susquehanna Wetlands

It was the end of Spring  Saturday.  It seems like just  yesterday the first skunk cabbages were pushing  through the snow and mud.  And the first robins and red – winged black birds were appearing in the Susquehanna  wetlands.  But it’s Summer now and I spent the last day of Spring , where else, but…

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Snakes, Toads And A New Bridge At Community Park.

It’s hard to believe that Summer is here .  The warm months seem to pass so quickly. The magical season of  Spring is  over. I have been outdoors every weekday afternoon this past month . I take a three mile hike with my camera searching for the wonders of nature close to my home. Many of…

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Mountain Laurel, Sundews And An Oven Bird, A June Hike Close To Home.

Last Sunday I had to get my usual seven mile  hike in early.   I was looking forward to  attending  the Baptism of my great nephew baby Charlie at 10:30 a.m..  So I decided to stay close to home and  hike on the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails.  It was overcast and cool with a light…

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After Torrential Rains, A Chorus Of Brood X Cicadas At Nockamixon State Park

The  Brood X cicadas have been making the evening news almost every day now . The Brood X  hatch is  especially large in the southern states and the Washington D.C. area. And they are not discriminating who they fly into too.  News reporters, politicians and even the  President have had collisions with these  insects.  These…

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A Peaceful And Pleasant Hike In The Big Meadows Of Shenandoah National Park.

It’s has been 38 years since I had slept in Big Meadows in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. The last time it was in the campground with my baby brother Mike after graduating from law school in nearby Washington D.C. This time I awoke  in the quint and comfortable Big Meadows Lodge. It was…

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