Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sierra Club Hike at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

This morning I had a lovely hike at the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center with the Sierra Club of the Lehigh Valley. Sierra Club is "the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States". 1 The local group has regular hikes, and of course is a voice for environmental advocacy in the Lehigh Valley. We visited Jacobsburg State Park, a favorite of local hikers, mountain bikers, families, bird watchers, and other nature lovers. We had a drizzly morning, but for most of the hike we avoided rain.

This afternoon the weather cleared and it was a beautiful day to celebrate Father's Day with my family.

Al Schwartz of Sierra Club explains to us the significance of the preservation of Jacobsburg Park.

View of Bushkill Creek from Henry's Woods

View of grassy and wooded area. Jacobsburg has many habitats for birds, including grassy fields, thickets of bushes and trees, woodland, and creeks. We heard and saw many species of birds, including tree sparrows, oven birds, wood thrushes, Carolina wrens, and many more.

Bushkill Creek with high water from our recent rain.



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