Spring Arrives With Many Colors At The PPL Wetlands.
After finding very few birds or signs of Spring at our local Community Park on Friday, I decided to see what was happening at the PPL Wetlands on Saturday morning. Located along the Susquehanna River, the Wetlands are about 1000 feet lower in elevation. And what a difference that elevation makes.
At first I didn’t notice much wildlife activity. A few turtles were already out on the looks and rocks on the ponds and canals. They were enjoying the early May sun even though it was obscured by a mostly cloudy sky.
I also saw a muskrat in the waters, who quickly submerged when he saw me. As I approached the river lands section of the preserve I began to hear, and see some of the colorful birds of spring, including, this yellow warbler,
I could have stayed out here all day, but the mundane chores of life required me to head back to my car. On the way I saw some more of nature’s colorful wild critters enjoying this fine spring day, including this red squirrel feeding on one of last years black walnuts
Of course, there were plenty of robins and their brilliant red breasts in the wetlands. I saw a lot of other birds on my hike and some more photographs can be found in this link to my photo galleries. PPL Wetlands birds May 5 2018
I made my way back in the early May sunshine enjoying the many shades of green nature was unfolding for our enjoyment. I plan to try and enjoy as much of it as I can these next few weeks. And, of course, to share my walks with my friends here on my blog. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike. PPL Wetlands hike May 5 2018.