LightSinger .com
A biology and photography website 
by Alan M. Spevak, M.A., Ph.D.
Fall  Related image2016  ESU Schedule of Dr. Spevak(click on fall leaves icon)


    Teaching Evaluations

revised 10/19//16                            


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           Salute to Rio Olympics                  Click on Christ the Redeemer statue over Rio                                    

Other websites by Alan M. Spevak: - main photography website -  photographs, poetry,etc.

Poem for October
by Michael Chanteur

It’s always a bittersweet time,
the end of summer, the darkening of days,
harvest and plenty amidst decay.

We hate to see the death of leaves,
the over-ripened fruit still on the vine.
We shiver at the newly chilled air,
as day and night trade places.

It is a sad time, a paradoxical time,
with brilliant , firework colors being only
a swan song of another summer.

Hard to take, like any loss.
We know spring will come again,
As it always has, with new growth and new life.
But loss is never easy, never trivial.

The death is real-those leaves will never rise,
that summer never repeat itself the same way.
If only we could hold on, and not say goodbye.
Of course we can’t and shouldn’t even try


  Early Fall 

     fallen birch leaf  changing to fall colors                                                                                 mushrooms emerging        


Under a Rock - below are some creatures I found on my property in central Pennsylvania lifting up rocks.

garter snake(Thamnophis  sirtalis )                                     ring-necked snake(Diadophis punctatus) small, but actually slightly venomous                 brown snake (Storeria dekayi)

wolf spider with egg case                                                                                                        ants with eggs

ants with cocoons                                                                                                                                                       queen ants( black with wings-compare to brown worker on left)







                           a feral kitten                                                                                                                                                                                                 a feral cat





Ecology Lab  Fall 2015  at Cranberry Bog    l-r: Danielle,Tequoiya,Chris,Stephanie,Clay,Jess,Jazmin,Tabby(2x),Taylor,Sarah,Claudia,Shakera,Taylor,Kristina,Tom,Susan,Jilean,Nikki

Slimy salamnder (really... Plethodon glutinosus)                                                 Redback salamander (Plethodon cinereus)                                     American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)                                   Wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)
(Special thanks to Dr. Thomas LaDuke for his help in amphibian identification.)

Ecology lab field trip  Fall 2015










   Ecology lab field trip to Cranberry Bog-Fall 2014







East Stroudsburg University Page
A&P I Lab Fall 2013 Class Photos (click on link )                                                           



Mical reading sign to ecology class

 A&P II Lab Class Photos Spring 2014

 Teaching Evaluations

Photographs by Alan Spevak
Famous Photographers - featured great photographers, e.g.Ansel Adams)

This  website has some great wolf photos
plus much about Native American culture.


Video Clips

Worthy Causes -ways to help those in need world-wide


Other Websites by Alan Spevak: - fine art photography, nature poetry, etc. - more nature photographs,etc.

Links and Acknowledgements


Poems  by various poets


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