Category Archives: Wildlife

Horseshoe Crabs and a Killer Commute

One of the world’s oldest natural phenomena takes place in Cape May, New Jersey every spring. During full and new moons and high tides in May and June, hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs converge on the Delaware Bay to … Continue reading

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Canoeing the Peace River

We escaped one of the coldest and snowiest Pennsylvania winters on record and enjoyed some warm sunshine in Florida this February. After joining the Road Scholar group on a bike trek through the Everglades, we spent our last morning in … Continue reading

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Wooden canoes in the Adirondacks

What a beautiful way to escape the mid-July heatwave – a week in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains with our canoe friends.  The annual gathering of wooden canoe enthusiasts took place at Paul Smiths College, a beautiful wooded campus that overlooks … Continue reading

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Sailing and Sea Turtles

Two days after our son Kenny graduated high school in 2007, the Wilson family went on a wonderful Hawaiian adventure. On one of our days there we joined the crew of the Alii Nui (Hawaiian ruling chiefs) for a snorkel … Continue reading

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Spring Peepers

So many signs of spring, but our favorite is a sound, not a sight.  Sometime in March, swampy areas come alive with the unmistakable sound of spring peepers.  How can such a small  frog make such a loud noise?  And then … Continue reading

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Middle Creek Snow Geese

Sometime before sunset, 65,000 snow geese spread their wings in unison and lift off the cornfields into the air to swirl in the sky and eventually land on the lake for the night.  First you hear a low rumble which … Continue reading

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Alaskan Grizzlies

Happy Valentine’s Day! An up-close and personal visit with Alaskan Brown Bears at Lake Clark National Park was a highlight of the Wilson family trip to Alaska a few years ago. Full of adventure, we took a white-knuckle plane ride over … Continue reading

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Bombay Hook, Delaware

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge has a wonderful variety of birds and animals anytime of year. The refuge has large numbers of waterfowl arriving in the fall and has a nice 12 mile auto tour in addition to some nice … Continue reading

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