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An Easter Morning Hike Through The Scenic And Historic Lehigh Gap.

For most of my life I would spend Easter morning at my parents house.  As a  child, after attending Mass , we  always ate  our first meal on Easter Sunday from  the Easter basket that was filled with traditional Polish foods and blessed on Holy Saturday.   We  would then  eat chocolate candy the Easter bunny…

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A Lot Of Birds, Some Turtles And A Snake At The Susquehanna Wetlands And River Lands

I returned to the Susquehanna Wetlands and River Lands  in Salem Township Luzerne County on Friday. This Friday however, I arrived early, around 8:15 a.m. and met a photographer friend. It was mostly sunny but a chilly 40 degrees when we began our hike.  We first walked down to the  Susquehanna River hoping to see…

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Bats, Bees, Horned Grebes, Frog Eggs And Other Cool Stuff At Our Local Community Park.

I have always enjoyed walking and exploring the outdoors.  I remember my  first hikes in the strip mined woodlands with my dad searching for wild  mushrooms. I may have been three years old.  My dad developed, and continued to encourage my curiosity  in,  and love for nature.  He would also take  me and my siblings …

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Another Hike On The Scenic And Historic Walnutport Canal Spur Trail

I decided to hike on the Walnutport Canal Spur Trail in Lehigh County again on Sunday.   It was cloudy and a cold 32 degrees at my home in Luzerne County.  The radar showed  some rain was moving in from the northwest.  So I headed  35 miles southeast to Walnutport hoping to stay ahead of the…

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Turtles, Cormorants And A Kestrel, But An Otherwise Uneventful Hike In the Susquehanna Wetlands

I’m sorry,  but this blog post doesn’t have the wide variety of wildlife I saw at the Susquehanna Wetlands in Luzerne County on my hike last week. It was an amazing hike last  Friday..  I saw so many cool critters. Not this week  , and, it was partially  my fault, I rushed my hike in…

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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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