This Blog is for all those shutterbugs that find Sweet Arrow Lake County Park in Schuylkill County Pennsylvania, a great place to create beautiful images. Submit any photo you would like published to revanchalk@gmail.com

Friday, April 18, 2014

A sunset view from Sweet Arrow Lake after a nice, relaxing day of fishing. -Stephen Barnyock

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Stocking trout for opening day 2014

The Northern Swatara Creek Watershed Association, Swatara Cooperative Nursery stocked 1,000 trout on March 27th for opening day March 29th.  This was the most difficult ever attempted.  Since NSCWA started stocking in 1999, they have never had to stock through the ice.  Lamar Butler prepped the stocking areas with his splitting maul.

Corky submitted the following series of shots to show the effort.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Here's a picture of the bald eagle that landed in a tree near the dam on Feb. 9th, 2014! I was very excited....never saw one up close like this!

Mary A. Miller

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Nice ice fishing Bass

February 1st, 2014 was a lucky day for Jim Baker of Mahanoy City.  He caught 2 nice Bass through the ice weighing 2.5 and 4.5 lbs.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Big Bass 2013

Here are pictures of my husband’s Uncle, Robert Kahler, who caught this beautiful bass at Sweet Arrow last March! He said it’s the biggest one he ever caught in the lake and he was thrilled!
Mary Miller

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The 2013 Eagle Story

As many people are aware, 2013 provided Sweet Arrow Lake County Park with a new pair of Eagles hatched in the Park.
The birds met with some difficulty including the nest falling from the tree and an injured eaglet.  For the full story see http://www.sweetarrowlake.com/Eaglestory.html
Below are some photos I took before and after the hatch.
Bob E.
 On May 11th, all was well and a parent looks over the nest.
 On May 23rd, 2013, the nest had fallen and the two eaglets were on the ground.  The injured bird is on the right.

There is nothing wrong with the bird's eye.  This is the nictitating membrane.  It is a transparent or translucent third eyelid present in some animals that can be drawn across the eye for protection and to moisten it while maintaining visibility.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dick Wolff is an inspired photographer.  Thanks for this wonderful contribution.