It’s November, But Still A Lot Of Fall Color In Our Woodlands
Fall weather came late here in Northeastern Pennsylvania this year. The warm wet summer extended into September and the trees did not don their colorful foliage into mid October. I was out-of-town the past two weekends. I thought the Fall colors would be gone when I returned this weekend. I was surprised to see plenty of colorful leaves still on the trees on my drive back from Philadelphia yesterday
In the Spring and Summer there were many species of song birds living in these woods. Not now. However there still were a number of the usual winter resident birds including flocks of junco, some black-capped chickadees,
I walked up the trail for close to a mile when I did find this fellow enjoying the beautiful waters of Moosehead lake. I had posted a few other blogs about the history of this area and they can be found by searching my archives plugin.
I walked back down to the trail near the Nescopeck Creek and decided to follow another trail back to my jeep.
What a good choice. I walked a narrow path through some beautiful woods with scattered oaks and beaches. Their leaves, reflecting the November sun, stood out among the other leafless trees on the trail.
The trail wound it way up, and then down, a hill and eventually came out near the parking area at the entrance to the game lands.
I may not have seen as many birds and other wildlife as I have on my walks out here in the summer and spring but it was still a great day to enjoy the Fall weather in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike. State Game lands 119 hike November 4 2018.
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”