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Florida Day Eight: My First Stay In The Everglade At The New Flamingo Lodge

After my lunch at the Farmers Market in Florida City I was on my way to Flamingo. the southern most location in the Everglades National Park. I was excited. I have visited Flamingo many times. I love this remote part of the Everglades. This time. however,  I was staying overnight at the new Flamingo Lodge…

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The Circle Spins, And The Familiar Flora And Fauna Of Spring Appear At The Susquehanna Wetlands

  “All my life’s a circle;But I can’t tell you why;Season’s spinning round again;The years keep rollin’ by.”  These are  the lyrics from a Harry Chapin song  “Circle”.   I found these lyrics to be so true on my hike on Saturday  in the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township,  Luzerne County.  Once again  I saw the…

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Florida Day Eight: Lot Of Cool Stuff On Morning Hike On The Aerojet Trail In Florida City.

I was up early again on my recent visit to the Everglades and South Florida. I wanted to hike on the Aerojet Trail one last time  before I headed to Flamingo for a two day stay in the new lodge that opened in the Fall.  After my morning coffee fix I left the hotel, with…

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A Sunny Sunday Morning At The Montezuma Audubon Center In New York And Then On To Oswego

I awoke early on Sunday Morning in Weedsport New York. I was in the Finger Lake District on my way to Oswego to experience  my second total solar eclipse. I decided to drive to the Montezuma Audubon Center in nearby town of   Savannah.   As on the day before there was almost no traffic on the…

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Exploring Oswego New York Before The Total Solar Eclipse.m

I didn’t stay in my hotel room  very long after I arrived in Oswego . After reading about the total solar eclipse events the city had planned I left the Clarion Riverfront  Hotel and walked down  to the  Oswego River. There were a lot of people fishing on the walkway above the banks of the…

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Florida Day Seven: Back At The Royal Palm Visitor Center And The Old Ingraham Highway. In Everglades National Park

It was late Tuesday afternoon on my recent visit to South Florida. I was back in Florida City  for the night and drove back to the Royal Palm Visitor Center in the Everglades National Park. It was mostly sunny and still hot under the late afternoon sun. I decided to take a quick walk along…

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Trout Lilies, Turtles And A Thunderstorm: A Spring Hike In The Susquehanna Wetlands.

It has been two weeks since I visited my favorite hiking trails in the Susquehanna Wetlands near my home in Luzerne County . I rarely miss a weekend in the wetlands in the Spring.  I had a good excuse,  I traveled to New York to experience my second solar eclipse last week. I returned to…

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A Little Rain, A Change Of Plans And A Pleasant Hike In Tuscarora State Park.

I  hiked on the Spirit Trail in Tuscarora State Park again on Saturday morning.  I always enjoy hiking this trail but this wasn’t my original plan. I left my home  intending to hike around Leaser Lake in Lehigh County.  I was hoping to see some wood ducks and other water fowl on the lake.  It…

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My First Visit To The Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in New York

Unlike the Erie Canal, which I was aware of  since elementary school, I never heard of the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge  until a few days ago. Months ago I had made reservations at a hotel in Oswego, New York  for Sunday and Monday night to observe the total solar eclipse on Monday.  However, last week…

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Florida Day Five: An Afternoon Hike In The Familiar Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock State Park

When I arrived at my hotel in Key Largo on Sunday  I didn’t stay very long on  my recent trip to South Florida. .   It was a beautiful day, and I planned to relax more on this  trip to Florida.   But  I was so close to another one of my favorite hiking trails, in  the…

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