Spring Is Putting On A Show, And No Better Place To See It Than At The PPL Wetlands.
It was a cool cloudy day yesterday in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but that won’t stop the Spring from unfolding, almost right before our eyes. I love this time of year. Every new day brings the excitement of seeing something new, whether it be plant or animal. All you have to do is open your eyes. And yesterday I decided to see what new wonders awaited me at one of my favorite hiking areas, the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township.
I wasn’t alone, as I often am, when I arrived yesterday.. It was nice to see a few other folks from a photography club enjoying the show Spring is putting on. I was surprised at how much greener the woods were since my visit a week ago.
I walked through the lush new plant growth and, of course, also found an abundance of wildlife, enjoying this new green wonderland. There were many of the familiar residents such as the titmice fluttering about. I am not sure if this is a young chick being fed, or whether mommy or daddy are deciding who is going to deliver a meal for the family back at the nest.
I also saw many different sparrows, which I have a hard time identifying. I believe this is a song sparrow but I am not certain .Please feel to correct me if i am wrong with any of my identifications. Here is a link to some more photographs which may help with the identification. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/birds-of-pennsylvania/nggallery/birds-of-pennsylvania/song-sparrow
I was fortunate to see two of my favorite birds. I saw a few of this beautiful, and colorful yellow warblers singing overhead and in the brush. They are such pretty birds. Here is a link to some more photographs I took of these birds yesterday. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-page-2/nggallery/photographs-page-two-blog/ppl-wetlands-yellow-warbler-april-30-2016
I also found one of my dad’s favorites flowers ready to bloom the early or pink azalea. He called them honeysuckles and he would drive us through the strip mine roads every Spring to gather these and the duck flowers or lady slippers. Such wonderful memories.
There was so much cool stuff I saw yesterday, but it would take a novel to write it all down, and it still could not describe the beauty of it all. It was raining hard today so I wasn’t able to take my camera out on my hike, but I am looking forward to next weekend to see what is new at the PPL Wetlands, I know there will be something. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike yesterday. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-page-2/nggallery/photographs-page-two-blog/ppl-wetlands-april-30-2016