Watching nature, not tee vee

This is the column I wrote for today’s Hazleton, Pa., newspaper:

A flash of white comes from the golden-brown grassy slope along Honey Hole Road within Nescopeck State Park near Drums.

Something like that catches your eye if you’re really, really scanning the hillside sloping down to Nescopeck Creek along the south side of the two-lane road.

It’s the familiar flag of a white-tailed deer.

Moments later a large bird is circling overhead. Bring up the binoculars. It’s a red-tailed hawk. There’s no mistaking the reddish plumage of the tail and the band of dark feathers across the belly.

Down along the creek

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