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An Afternoon Hike And A Peaceful Evening At Bald Eagle State Park.

After a hearty breakfast,  delivered to  my room because of the corona virus restrictions, I edited some photos and spent the rest of the afternoon at Bald Eagle State park  exploring the grounds around the Nature Inn. I also relaxed and  enjoyed  the views of the  mountains and lake from my balcony. In my younger…

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Sunrise At The Nature Inn And A Morning Exploring Bald Eagle State Park

I awoke in my room  at  the Nature Inn in the Bald Creek State Park at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. I usually awake early, before my alarm goes off. On Saturday I was tired  from my hikes  on Friday afternoon and relied on the  alarm  to  wake me up.  And I was glad it…

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Finally, Escape, A Weekend Adventure In Bald Eagle State Park

Here in Pennsylvania we have been living under corona virus restrictions for almost six weeks. Businesses closed and curfews and quarantines were put in effect. Not good for a gypsy and nomad like me. Some of the restrictions were  lifted in the counties of  Central Pennsylvania this past week.  Inns and hotels, with social distancing,…

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Hiking Close To Home In Hazle Township

Like  most communities  in  Pennsylvania my hometown of Hazle Township is subject to both a stay at home order and a curfew. However there are exemptions. And two  of them are outdoor recreation and fishing.  Although the facilities at my local Community Park are closed to the public,  fishing, pursuant to Fish Commission guidelines, is…

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A Lot More Spring-Like At The Walnutport Canal Spur Trail

After my frigid, but enjoyable,   hike in the Salem Township on Saturday I decided to head south and hike  the Walnutport Canal Spur Trail in Northhampton County.  I hoped for warmer temperatures and  some more sightings of the birds migrating through our  area. Walnutport is located about 42 miles south of my home in Hazle…

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Record Cold Temperatures Didn’t Bother The Birds At The PPL Wetlands And Riverlands.

I awoke  to a record breaking 25 degree temperature and an inch of snow in my backyard here in Northeastern Pennsylvania  on Saturday morning. Certainly not May weather.  But it is Spring, the skies were clear and it was sunny.I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I decided to drive to The PPL Wetlands…

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A Lot More (Than Even I Thought) Backyard Visitors.

Because of the corona virus pandemic I have been working  at my home a couple of hours each day. This lets me look outside for backyard visitors that may show up for a free meal. And there are a lot  more critters showing up  throughout the day then I expected. . Usually I only get…

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No Bears In The State Game Lands, But Found Some Other Interesting Critters

So far this Spring I have seen a lot of critters on my hikes here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  But no bears. I usually run into a few bears in the Spring as they  awaken  from hibernation and begin foraging for food. So on Sunday, I decided to hike in State Game Lands 119 in Dennison…

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The Song Birds Are Back At The PPL Wetlands And Two Bald Eaglets Too!

We had  heavy winds and  rains  here in Northeastern Pennsylvania this past week.  I was thinking the strong southerly winds that brought the rain may also help  the return  of the  migratory  song birds on their long journey  to our area.  On Thursday  there were rose-breasted grosbeaks  and cowbirds in my backyard.  So, on Saturday…

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Florida Day Nine: A Sunrise Walk On The Beach In Venice Then Reality Of The Corona Virus In Tampa.

My trip to Florida was coming to an end. It was my last full day in the Sunshine State. I had an early flight out of Tampa the next morning.  So I was up early again, wanting  to take full advantage of it.  After a cup of coffee I left my room at the Inn at…

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