Images from the Tubs Natural Area
The Tubs is a county park located on PA 115, about five miles
southeast of Wilkes-Barre. It features a stream called Wheelbarrow
Run that flows northward toward Laurel Run. For the last 400' of its
course, the stream cut through the sandstone belonging to the Pocono
Formation, creating a series of bowl-shaped depressions called
Images along the trails
- Entrance sign This sign
welcoming visitors acknowledges the funding sources that enabled
the Tubs to become a reality.
- Tubs gorge A view showing
Wheelbarrow Run flowing through one of the tubs.
- Lower bridge A view showing
the lower Bridge connecting the two lower segments of the Wilkes
trail encircling Wheelbarrow Run.
- Laurel Run in the
summer A view showing Laurel Run as it appears during the
- Field Trip in progress
One of the valuable facets of the Tubs is that it is used
extensively for field trips. In this shot, Dr. Kenneth Klemow of
Wilkes University is discussing Tubs ecology.
- Handicapped trail
The Tubs park was designed to maximize enjoyment for all visitors.
Here we see the asphalt trail that leads to the lower bridge
spanning Wheelbarrow Run. This trail provides easy access to
individuals who are confined to a wheelchair, or otherwise
Images of Individual organisms at the Tubs
- Pink lady's
slipper This image shows individuals of the pink lady's
slipper (Cypripedium acaule) growing adjacent to the main
- Fly agaric This
image shows a fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria)
growing in the Tubs Natural Area.
- Ovenbird The Tubs Natural
Area is a haven to a large number of bird species such as the
ovenbird shown in this image.
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This page developed and maintained by
Kenneth M. Klemow,
Ph.D., Biology Department, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
18766. (570) 408-4758.