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Entries from September 30th, 2007

Sunday Radnor Lake Hike

September 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on Sunday Radnor Lake Hike · deer, Radnor Lake

It sure was nice to get back on the trails with Kelly on such a beautiful day. This is the first time in a couple of weeks that Kelly and I have been able to meet at Radnor Lake for a hike. I miss the more frequent walks. Kelly came bearing gifts: he scored a […]

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Five-Lined Skinks, Radnor Lake, Google

September 22nd, 2007 · 2 Comments · lizard, Radnor Lake, skink

I recently received an email in response to the HikingNature post of August 26 when I reported a hackneyed sighting of the non-elusive, commonplace Southeastern Five-Lined Skink. Lest I bungle it, I’ll quote the question: What’s a skink? Thanks, Aunt Kay, for your question, and know that I sincerely appreciate your readership. Thanks to your […]

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Radnor Lake on Sep 18

September 18th, 2007 · 2 Comments · deer, Radnor Lake

I initiated today’s hike at 6pm or so, which is about the latest one can safely set out in time to complete the whole 4.5 mile loop without worrying about gate closure (about 30 minutes after sunset). Cutting it close, I decided to do a south-side hike and stick to the South Cove loop. The […]

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The Mating Snakes of Radnor Lake

September 12th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Radnor Lake, snakes

For the first time in almost three weeks, Kelly and I met in the Granny White parking lot at 3:15 or so and hit the trails. Kelly set his stopwatch and we commenced a clockwise 4.5-mile hike under a clear blue sky. It was a relatively crisp 80 degrees or so. We took a sitting […]

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Slippery When Wet: A Rainy Radnor Lake Hike

September 9th, 2007 · Comments Off on Slippery When Wet: A Rainy Radnor Lake Hike · deer, great blue herons, owls, Radnor Lake

This particular hike was long overdue. I have blown off my favorite pastime of late, having proffered the excuse that my part-time landscape maintenance work made up for it. It didn’t. I watched the radar closely throughout the day, thrilled by the rain and hoping for a break in the precipitation near dusk. Weather.com‘s interactive […]

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Birthday Hike

September 3rd, 2007 · Comments Off on Birthday Hike · deer, Radnor Lake

I intended to hike the usual 4.5 mile loop, but when I noticed a slight discomfort in my right knee, I tendered that as an excuse to cut the hike short. I guess my heart wasn’t in it for some reason. I did the South Cove/South Lake loop, and I spotted five deer — all […]

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