March Goes Out Like A Lamb At The PPL Wetlands.
It was a clear and seasonably cold start Saturday morning. The temperature was 28 degrees in my back yard. Not too bad for the last day of March here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I knew the strong March sun would warm it up. I decided to see if the spring peepers were awake at the PPL Wetlands.
These small, and seldom seen, frogs create one of my favorite sounds of early Spring. It was sunny and a bit warmer at the wetlands. And sure enough the tiny frogs were already engaged in their noisy singing. As the sun warmed up the waters of the wetlands, the sound of their chorus reached an almost deafening level. Here is a video I uploaded to my Youtube channel.
I was hoping to again see the many species of migrating ducks that I have observed in the wetlands the past few weeks. I was disappointed. No ring necked, buffleheads or teals. Just a few mallards establishing their nesting territories,
No luck but I did see a few sparrows along the way. Here is a link to some more photographs of the birds I saw my hike. PPL Wetlands birds March 31 2018.
Every day will now bring new critters and plant growth to the wetlands and woodlands of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I will be be spending as much time outside so I can see it unfold. I love the Spring. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike Saturday. PPL Wetlands March 31 2018.
“The earth has its music for those who will listen,
Its bright variations forever abound;
With all the wonders that God has bequeathed us,
There is nothing that thrills like the magic of sound.” George Santayana.