Fall Comes To The PPL Wetlands.
Another beautiful Fall day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I decided to visit the PPL Wetlands while the foliage still is near it’s peak. It doesn’t last long and I may not get another chance to get down there before the cold weather moves in.
It’s much more quite in the wetlands this tie of year. No spring peepers, crickets, cicadas or song birds can be heard. I did here a lot of ducks on the water, some crows and blue jays and did see a few tardy flocks of robins and I think vireos making their way south. I was only able to get this photo of what I think was a species of vireo. Please feel free to comment if you can identify it.
And no frogs, dragonflies, snakes or butterflies but there were still a few turtles enjoying the October sunshine on their favorite logs.
The canals are still green form the duckweed but the paths are now becoming covered with the falling leaves .
I was hoping to find some edible mushrooms on the ancient trees in the wetlands and did find an old oak stump covered in puffball mushrooms. They are one of y favorites. But, again, please don’t eat any wild mushroom unless you are absolutely one hundred per cent sure they are edible since a mistake can make you very sick or even kill you.
It was an enjoyable morning walking in the warm October sun as it filtered through the now colored leaves under the ancient trees along the Susquehanna River. I will only visit occasionally in the Winter but it will be in a deep sleep until the first robins and spring peepers wake it up and repeat the circle of life that is nature. Here is a link to some more photographs from y hike this morning. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-5/nggallery/blog-photos/ppl-wetlands-autumn-hike-october-11-2015
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