Butterflies – Little Pine State Park, Pennsylvania
Question Mark butterfly (Polygonia interrogationis)May 5, 2012 – On our earlier walk along the Lake Shore Trail, I had seen plenty of butterflies but only a few had been kind enough to alight somewhere convenient to photograph them. I had seen a number of different species flitting about around the embankment of the Little Pine Dam so decided that that would be a good place to visit again. Continue reading →
May 4, 2012 – After spending part of the morning walking the streets of Wellsboro PA with my camera, we headed out Route 660 to take a look at some of the areas along that route again and then headed back into town before heading south on Hwy 287. Our plan was to travel along stretches of the Pine Creek and camp overnight at Little Pine State Park. The weather was really cooperating and lush green leaves of the Mayflower plant dotted the margins of the forest and roadside openings.(Route) Continue reading →
We stayed overnight at the Jetty Park Campgrounds. Nice locations for tents but their policy of charging $10 for each additional tent made the location rather pricey considering that we were traveling with one small tent each. One of the washroom/shower buildings was closed for repair which meant that the second building was more crowded than normal. The beach and jetty though were wonderful to visit and the birds were out in number as were the fishermen on the jetty.
Our plan was a simple one. Put our canoes into Constance Creek at Thomas A. Dolan Parkway and paddle/pole our way along Constance Creek until we reached Constance Lake. Not a long distance but an interesting trip as the waterway is next to impassable during the summer but manageable when the water is higher in the Spring. Our interest was int he bird life not speed so neither distance nor speed were an issue. There is no clear cut channel for part of the distance as the water meanders through thick marshland and patches of floating vegetation. There were plenty of Canada Geese nesting in the floating islands of vegetation along the way as well as many ducks and other creatures. Our first nesting goose that we encountered was nesting atop a beaver house and tried very hard to become invisible as we passed by. Continue reading →