One of LebTown’s favorite things to do in the fall is capture the beautiful autumnal foliage at Lebanon County’s finest outdoor locations.
Previous visits have included: Mount Gretna, Coleman Memorial Park, Union Canal Tunnel Park, Governor Dick, Quittie Creek, Swatara State Park, and Marquette Lake, and the photos are as captivating today as when they were originally captured.
This time we went out to Second Mountain Hawk Watch, located (you guessed it) on Second Mountain.
All photos by Will Trostel.
The observation area for the Second Mountain Hawk Watch is open from Aug. 15 to Dec. 15, coinciding with the official migratory bird watching season.
During the four months the site is open, bird watchers may use it from dawn to dusk to count migratory birds from the vantage point. The organization itself dates back to 1984 and offers a membership option for like-minded members of the public.
Second Mountain Hawk Watch sites on the outskirts of Fort Indiantown Gap, near ranges where troops train and bivouac.
Types of raptors visible from the Hawk Watch include sharp-shinned hawks, harriers, bald eagles, and golden eagles. Although LebTown did not spot any this time, we’ll be back.
On the way out, enjoy some more beautiful shots of the Lebanon Valley wearing its best fall colors.
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