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Mid-Winter Wildlife Encounters

February 09, 2016 - Winter can be a slow time for anyone wishing to photograph wildlife in Western Pennsylvania. The number of bird species...
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Good Bye Summer - Hello Autumn

October 20, 2015 - Autumn has returned and you can't miss it. The days are getting shorter, the weather is turning cooler, and the leaves o...
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Courtship of the Cedar Waxwing

June 25, 2015 - Sometimes you just never know what you are going to see when you allow yourself some free time in nature. On a recent mo...
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Finding Open Water

March 24, 2015 - Now that spring is here and the frigid winter is behind us, it is time to photograph waterfowl. Typically, by the end of...
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Scenes On Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013 - Today is Thanksgiving Day. A quick moving storm passed through our area earlier this week. Although it wasn't as severe...
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Late October Still Producing Woodland Birding Opportunities

October 23, 2013 - In the past month I made two trips to Elk County, PA to see the Pennsylvania Elk. A mature male elk stands 50-60 inches...
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More Wild Pennsylvania

October 02, 2013 - I've spent most of my life believing you can more easily find animals feeding in the morning and again in the evening, I...
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Labor Day Weekend Observations

September 03, 2013 - Most of this Labor Day weekend was overcast, dreary, and very humid here in western Pennsylvania. Once the clouds cleare...
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Off The Beaten Path

May 27, 2013 - This weekend I decided to spend a little time trying to photograph woodland birds or birds that find the deep woods a su...
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Springtime Wildlife

May 23, 2013 - I'll admit, I think I have become obsessed in trying to get a great shot of a Yellow Warbler. They navigate the thin, ta...
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Mud Hens - No Not Toledo

April 22, 2013 - The American Coot is sometimes referred to as a Mud Hen. Today is the first time I saw the American Coot in our area sin...
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Blue-Winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Loons And More

April 21, 2013 - Today, I woke up early and headed to Lake Arthur hoping to photograph the Blue-winged Teal that I saw at dusk a couple d...
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Waterfowl From 100 Yards

April 19, 2013 - I speak often about the waterfowl observation area of lake Arthur where the park service has built a wooden observation...
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Receding Ice Of Lake Arthur Is My Friend

March 18, 2013 - This weekend was one of those heavily overcast days here in Western Pennsylvania. Dark days like that make it very diffi...
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Neeley's Point

February 28, 2013 - One day while at a small peninsula known as Neely's Point located on the north shore of Lake Arthur at Moraine State Par...
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Moraine State Park: Always A Good Day At The Lake

February 28, 2013 - Moraine State Park is nearly 17,000 acres in size and contains Lake Arthur, a 3,000+ acre man-made lake. At least four...
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