Showing posts with label fox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fox. Show all posts

Monday, March 18, 2019

Simply Red ...


“All good things are wild and free.”
             ~ Henry David Thoreau
                    ~ 1817-1862
A beautiful red fox pauses to pose in the snow at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, on a beautiful afternoon in early March.

I spotted this fox in the area where elk live as a herd on the hillsides of the 1,100-acre preserve’s Central Range.

When the late General Harry C. Trexler established the preserve in the early 1900s, he did it to save the American bison, elk and white-tailed deer from extinction and assure the species’ survival.

A conservationist along the lines of Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir, General Trexler understood the importance of nature and preserving wildlife in its natural habitat.

A successful businessman who amassed a fortune in the timber and cement industries and founded the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company, General Trexler began purchasing small farms in the low hills of Lehigh County in 1906. By 1913, he had transported eight bison and 20 Virginia white-tailed deer to the preserve. The elk followed soon after.

When General Trexler died in 1933, he bequeathed the property to the residents of Lehigh County. Today, the Trexler Nature Preserve is open to the public for passive recreation and nature watching.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Wild Red ...


"Never look back unless
you are planning to go that way."
                     ~ Henry David Thoreau
                                    ~ 1817-1862

The light of a late August sunset dances around
a wild and beautiful red fox as it peers ahead
in the high grass in the waning summer at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 
 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Little Red Fox ...


"If you tame me, it would be as if 
the sun came to shine on my life."
                  ~ "The Little Prince"
                                ~ 1943
             Antoine de Saint-Exupery
                            ~ 1900-1944  
                          
Beautiful red fox pup peers out from behind the high grass on an October evening at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.