Spring Sure Has Sprung At The PPL Wetlands
And I sure missed so much. We were having some cold weather in March when I last visited and the wetlands looked more like mid Winter than early Spring. Not today. The plants and trees in the wetlands have put forth a remarkable growth and everything was that delightful light green color found only in Spring. .
As were the warblers. I am learning, but I am by no means an expert on bird identification. Growing up we knew the easy ones, the robins, cardinals, blue jays, crows, etc and just assumed the smaller birds were sparrows. It wasn’t until I purchased a zoom lens for my camera that I became aware of the many beautiful species that live in and visit our area. So if I make a mistake please correct me. This one is, I think a yellow warbler.
I walked from the wetlands to the riverlands. It was overcast when I started my hike but there were now some breaks of sun and this brought the frogs and turtles out. I was able to capture a few turtles before they kerplunked into the water as they saw me approach but the many frogs I saw avoided my camera lens.
There was just so much to see this time of year. Everywhere you looked there was a new plant sprouting on the ground or a bird in a tree. I found this interesting plant, Solomon’s seal, starting to set forth it’s unique flowers.
I wish I had more time, I could have walked these paths looking for the many wonders of Spring until dark but I had to head home. On my way I saw a few more birds including, what I think is a yellow-rumped warbler.
And this one, I believe a song sparrow. Here is a link to some more of the birds I encountered on my hike in the PPL wetlands. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-2017/nggallery/photographs-2017/PPL-Wetlands-birds-April-29-2017-
As I approached my car, I realized how much I miss the woods of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Poland was beautiful, as were many of the other countries I have visited and explored, but you don’t have to cross an ocean to see beauty. We sure have plenty of it here in our own backyard. Just take a walk and keep your eyes peeled. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-2017/nggallery/photographs-2017/PPL-Wetlands-April-29-2017-