Edward L Rose


Conserving Land, Water and Wildlife

In Northeast Pennsylvania

and the Southern Tier of New York




Protecting Your Land

We can help you permanently protect the land you love…

If your vision for your property is one of little change, a conservation easement can be a good option. The Edward L. Rose Conservancy listens to your vision of what you would like to see happen with your land now and in the future, and helps make your vision happen. We are a nationally accredited land trust, and our team can help you meet your conservation goals. A conservation easement is a common tool we use.  

Spring visitor – Spotted Sandpiper

By sswamin1 | May 20, 2018

For the fourth year we have deployed floating platforms in Silver Lake with motion activated cameras installed to capture videos of visitors. We have had many surprises including this year with visits from Spotted Sandpipers. The Spotted Sandpiper is common to the shores of streams, ponds and lakes in NE Pennsylvania and New York. This…

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Scales & Tails – Nature Day Camp at Greenwood Sanctuary

By sswamin1 | May 13, 2018

Scales & Tails – Nature Day Camp at Greenwood Sanctuary Instructor: Endless Mountains Nature Center Staff When: August 13-17 Location: Greenwood Sanctuary, Dimock, PA Discover which wild animals have scales and the many types of tails found in the nature. Edward L. Rose Conservancy’s Greenwood Sanctuary is home to many creatures with tails. How do…

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Membership – Sweet Deal

By sswamin1 | March 5, 2018

March is Maple Month! Invite a friend or family member to join the Conservancy this month and YOU and the new member will each receive a FREE QUART of CORNELL MAPLE SYRUP when they join! JOIN ON-LINE NOW or email us at board@elrose.org

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Video of a Spotted Sandpiper on a floating platform at Silver Lake, PA. The Spotted Sandpiper is a widespread sandpiper in North America, ranging from the southern states, north to the arctic. Spotted Sandpipers feed on a great variety of animal matter and they occupy almost all habitats near the shorelines of lakes, ponds and rivers. Besides the ventral spots and orange bill, the Spotted Sandpiper is easy to recognize as a little shorebird teetering along the water's edge. The characteristic tail bobbing behavior has led to the common names of teeter-peep, teeter-bob, jerk or perk bird, teeter-snipe, and tip-tail. If you happen to disturb this shore bird, it will likely fly off, just above the water surface, with stiff rapid wing beats.
In breeding, the Spotted Sandpipers males take the primary parental role, in contrast to the normal pattern in many birds. Females are larger than males, and the females arrive first on the breeding grounds, stake out territories, and attempt to attract males. This was the first migratory bird species in which females were found to arrive on the breeding grounds before males.
An interesting behavior that Spotted Sandpipers exhibit is polyandry, a mating system in which females mate with up to 4 males, each of which cares for a clutch and a brood. At other times and places, however, Spotted Sandpipers breed monogamously, and females help care for young. This great variation in breeding tactics makes this a fascinating species for the study of how variations in environmental conditions alter the expression and evolution of behavioral and physiological traits.
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Edward L Rose Conservancy

TOMORROW (May 17) at 6:30pm at Mountain View High School. Get informed about this critical invasive species. This insect feeds on a variety of hardwood trees, grapes, apples, peaches, hops and certain ornamental plants, and there is currently a quarantine in place for 13 counties in southeastern PA...so this affects all of us!Join us this Thursday evening, May 17 at 6:30 pm at Mountain View High School for an important public meeting on the Spotted Lanternfly! ... See MoreSee Less

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