Despite the dry summer or maybe because of it fall colors here at Glacier Pools Preserve are wonderful this weekend and will probably get brighter over the next week. We don’t have the “in your face” reds of a hillside of maples or aspen, so look to individual trees and get to know a few. Right now it’s nut trees aspen and birch; scattered maples are just starting to turn. I even love the browns the dominant oaks take on at the end of the season. My favorite walk for color is to go directly to the “throne” then down the West Meadow Trail to the Diversion Terrace which has wonderful views all the way across Entrance Trail to the woods to the east (which is where the above picture was taken.)
Mountain laurel is blooming and this year is the best display ever. Some plants are at their peak, some are just coming on, and a few are starting to “snow” blossoms. Here’s a suggestion for a short walk to see … Continue reading →
We have a new trail. We named it “Chad’s Trail” after our late dear family friend Chad Peeling who was so very helpful in developing our preserve and who created and donated the nature signage. It’s scenic, interesting, has links … Continue reading →
It’s been a busy year at GPP. The forest was thinned on 100 acres (not near pools) leaving fewer trees both young and old letting light on the forest floor for regeneration. We’ve almost finished creating a new trail 2 … Continue reading →
The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology had their annual meeting in Williamsport last weekend and came out to Glacier Pools Preserve to do a bird walk. I’ll attach their list of birds seen. It’s astonishing. Now is the season. Glacier Pools … Continue reading →
This Sunday (April 7) at 1:00 a geologist and an amphibian biologist will be leading a tour at Glacier Pools Preserve. We meet at the kiosk. I can also explain and show the forest improvement project which is underway.
The solitary “lucky” native azalea is in bloom just west of the top of the yellow trail. The ladyslippers are near the throne and near the farthest pool. Wednesday might be partly sunny! Pix from yesterday.
Sunday April 22 is Earth Day and the Linn Conservancy is organizing a walking tour of Glacier Pools Preserve starting at 1:00. We’ll take a look at early spring life in the pools, which should have many clusters of salamander … Continue reading →
We are starting a project to improve the value of the forested parts of the preserve. By “value” I mean as habitat and beauty, not timber revenue. The best trees will get a little more sunlight to grow better. The … Continue reading →
Well, the weather is spectacular; the leaves a little less bright than the best but always wonderful. The red maple leaf picture is courtesy of Julie a few days ago, and the backlit forest is mine from today. Come and … Continue reading →