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Spring Is Slowly Springing At Community Park In Hazle Township.

After some nice Spring-like weather in mid-March it got cold again. We had some record breaking cold temperatures here in Northeastern  Pennsylvania.  Because of the cold weather I didn’t take my afternoon hikes in the Community Park near my home here in Hazle  Towsnhip for a couple of weeks.   I returned this past Monday.  The…

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A Hike On The Lehigh Canal At Weissport: No Wood Ducks But A Lot Of Fishermen, A Few Birds And Beautiful Scenery

After my  visit to the Susquehanna Wetlands on Friday, where I saw so many critters,  including  some  elusive wood ducks, I decided to hike along  the Lehigh Canal in Weissport  in Carbon County on Saturday. I made this decision because I  had seen wood ducks  here before. In fact some of my most beautiful photos…

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A Cloudy And Cool April Fool’s Day With Some Cool Critters In The Susquehanna Wetlands.

Friday was another  cloudy and cool day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  It was the 1st day of April and Nature was playing an April Fool’s joke on us again with the cold weather.   Since our local Weis grocery market closed due to a fire, I  have been grocery shopping in the Weis Market in Berwick,…

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March Goes Out Like A Lion, But There Were Still Signs Of Spring At The Susquehanna Wetlands And Northeastern Pennsylvania

The warm March lamb -like weather we had two weeks ago was gone. The weather got cooler last week. On Sunday morning the temperatures had dropped into the low 30’s with a steady cold northwesterly wind.  March was a lion again. As usual I  decided to again hike at the Susquehanna Wetlands and River Lands…

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My First Hike At The Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area in Monroe County.

I am having some remodeling work done on my home,  My contractors arrived early Saturday morning.  One of the contractors  asked me where I was going to hike that morning. ( They knew I hiked somewhere every weekend)  I said I hadn’t decided yet. He suggested I should try the Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area…

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A Dreary March Afternoon At The Susquehanna Wetlands.

Our warm Spring weather left us last week here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It got cooler during the week, but not frigid, yet, that’s coming soon so the forecasters tell us.  It was a  dreary March  afternoon when I returned to the Susquehanna Wetlands for a hike on Friday.  Temperatures were seasonably cool in the low…

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A Tundra Swan At The Susquehanna River Lands! You Never Know What You Will Find Down Here

I returned to the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township, Luzerne County on Sunday.   It’s Spring and I hoped to see some wildlife activity. As usual I was hoping to see, and photograph, the bald eagles, wood ducks, river otters and many other critters that live here. On Friday I was surprised to see the snapping…

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My First Visit To Scenic And Historic Leaser Lake Park In Lehigh County

Before Saturday morning I never heard of Leaser Lake Park.  I had visited my favorite hiking area, the Susquehanna Wetlands in Luzerne County on Friday. I  pretty much hike there every week. I have come to love this little nature preserve in Salem Township.  When I’m not in the Wetlands I try and explore and …

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Summer Weather, Birds And Snapping Turtles: March Was A Lamb At The Susquehanna Wetlands.

The  old folk saying goes   ” If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb”.  Well this year  we have seen both the lion and lamb side of March here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Last weekend  we had over 8 inches of snow followed by high winds with  frigid temperatures in…

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It’s Been Three Long, Cold Months Since I Hiked Around Lake Irena At Community Park.

Spring weather has returned here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Temperatures rose into the 60’s  this past week.  The warmth quickly melted the 8 inches of snow that fell last weekend. I took advantage of the warm temperatures,  sunshine and  additional daylight and took a couple of hikes around Lake Irena at our local Community  Park  near…

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