Cranberry Bog

Pitcher plants

Pitcher plants and cranberries are not always found at Northern Pennsylvania bogs, but we found both at a bog we visited today in mid-November. Walking through the bog was slow going, with spongy vegetation making for uncertain footing and unexpected dips into deeper water; our boots sometimes almost being sucked off our feet as we […]

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Ring-necked Pheasant

  Identification of the Ring-Necked Pheasant and its Story It’s hard to mistake a Ring-Necked Pheasant running across a back road, with its gaudy colors and long striped tail, for any other bird.  The female is a drab brown without the long tail, but the male sports irridescent blue, green, gold, and rust along with […]