Showing posts with label majestic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label majestic. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Heron In Winter ...


"Be inspired by your journeys traveled,
and the ones yet to come."
                                        ~ Sam Clark
Majestic Great Blue Heron peers from its perch high in a tree on the first day of winter at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Elk Of Winter ...




“There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm.”
               ~ Theodore Roosevelt
                     ~ 1858-1919
  ~26th President of The United States of America
                      ~ 1901-1909 
                                                                           
The Elk of Winter strike a regal and thoughtful pose on the first day of March at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, 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, October 4, 2016

Majestic In The High Grass ...


"Be inspired by your journeys traveled,
and the ones yet to come."
                                ~ Sam Clark

Beautiful seven-point white-tailed deer buck
strikes a majestic pose while passing through 
the park as sunset sinks into dusk on a late
September evening. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Buck In The Autumn Snow ...


"Nothing is so strong as gentleness,
nothing so gentle as real strength."
                                     ~ St. Francis de Sales
                                                     1567-1622

Beautiful white-tailed deer buck stands majestically
in the park just after this season's first significant
snowfall during a Pennsylvania autumn.