Showing posts with label Lehigh Gap Nature Center. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lehigh Gap Nature Center. Show all posts

Monday, May 15, 2017

As Long As I'm Singing ...



“As long as I’m singin’
Then the world’s all right
And everything’s swingin’
Long as I’m singin’ my song

Ummmm…makin’ music
Is more to me than a pleasure
'cause me and music
We go together like notes in a measure

Long as I’m singin’
Then the world’s all right
And everything’s swingin’
Long as I’m singin’ my…

Long as I’m singin’ my …
Long as I’m singin’ my song.”
                 ~ “As Long As I’m Singing”
        ~written & recorded by 
                the wonderful Bobby Darin
                                    ~ 1964

A red-winged black bird sings its song on an early June evening at the Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania in the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain.

The Lehigh Gap is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware and Lehigh Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Kittatinny's Frozen Cascade ...



“Music comes from an icicle as it melts, to live again as spring water.”
                         ~ Henry Williamson
                             ~  1895-1977
       ~ English army officer, naturalist, farmer & ruralist writer
              
Cascading waters along the Kittatiny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, are frozen in harmony in midwinter beauty at Lehigh Gap along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).

The Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the D&L Trail.

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A Kittatinny Winter ...


“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.”
                       ~ John Muir
                               ~ 1838-1914

The view from the Bobolink Trail, just off the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap delivers a beautiful vista of both sides of the snow dusted Kittatiny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, on a winter afternoon.

The Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the D&L Trail.

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

The Bobolink Trail connects the D&L Trail with the Lehigh and New England (LNE) Trail about 1.2 miles north and west of the Osprey House at Lehigh Gap Nature Center. The Bobolink Trail is named for the Bobolink, a representative of the migrant grassland bird species that the Lehigh Gap Nature Center hopes to attract to the refuge’s re-vegetated prairie grasslands.