Shenk’s Ferry – National Wildflower Week

National wildflower week is the first full week of May.  I wanted to celebrate by writing about Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve. Shenk’s Ferry is located near the Susquehanna River and is named after the Shenk Family, who operated a ferry across the river in the 1800’s. New signs and a new parking lot were added…

Shenk’s Ferry – Beauty of a wildflower!

“Man has created some lovely dwellings, some soul-stirring literature. He has done much to alleviate physical pain. But he has not … created a substitute for a sunset, a grove of pines, the music of the winds, the dank smell of the deep forest, or the shy beauty of a wildflower.” -Harvey Broome

Afternoon Spring Walk

We went on a 4 mile walk this afternoon.  We passed another couple looking at a frog and told them we saw turtles too.  They passed us again later and told us they saw the turtles. I took these photos at home while enjoying a cup of coffee. I have laundry to do so Bubba…

Morning Spring Walk

Here’s a nice collection of the beauty we saw on a walk this morning.  Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful day.

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum

I really enjoyed visiting this beautiful park. It’s the largest remaining freshwater tidal wetland near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. What was once 5,700 acres is now around 1,000 acres. It’s just so beautiful and unique! I hope you will enjoy the pictures.  I was excited to see some pretty spring ephemeral flowers to photograph. This egret waved…

Skunk Cabbage

There are many interesting facts about skunk cabbage.  The one I thought was really cool is that it produces it’s own heat up to 70° F.  It’s able to grow when it’s still below freezing here in PA.  Honeybees even use it to warm up on the way to nectar sources and back to the…

Spirit of Tuscarora Trail

This trail at Tuscarora State Park is our favorite trail of all time.  We have hiked here hundreds of times and it’s simply the best.  There’s a variety of terrain here including a rhododendron thicket and a wetland meadow.  As well as seasonal wildflowers and even freshwater mussels.  Last year we met the gentleman who…