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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Edward L Rose Conservancy Annual Meeting

By sswamin1 | June 16, 2018

Save the Date! Annual Members Meeting Saturday, July 28th, 2018 9:00 am to noon Old OConnor Hall, Binghamton University Learn what your land trust has been doing to conserve land and water in the area you love. Brief meeting followed by a live raptor presentation (red-tailed hawk, snowy owl, and more!) and a guided nature hike at the…

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Turtles on the Move

By sswamin1 | May 29, 2018

This time of year many wildlife, like turtles, are on the move. We have a variety of turtle species that thrive in the ponds, lakes, and forests of NE Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York State. As the weather warms, turtles go in search for new territory, breeding opportunities and quests for food.…

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Pennsylvania is full of a wide range of fascinating reptiles and amphibians. This Saturday at Salt Springs State Park the Edward L. Rose Conservancy and the Friends of Salt Springs State Park will be offering a program devoted to these wonderful creatures. Starting at 10 a.m we will give a small presentation about the reptiles and amphibians of Pennsylvania followed by a field survey. The program hopes to provide valuable data for the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey and we need your help! So come on out and enjoy a beautiful day in the park and learn about our state's natural wonders! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are seeing a variety of visitors to the floating platforms on Silver Lake this Spring season. Sometimes multiple species are on the platforms at the same time. Here we see the Spotted Sandpiper and an Eastern Painted Turtle sharing space on the hay. Eastern Painted turtles often bask together maybe to warm up in the sunshine. A female mallard duck took interest in the platforms starting last week and has decided to make a nest on one of the platforms. We are wishing her a success breeding season. We will check back periodically to see how she fairs. She will need to defend her eggs and ducklings from a variety of threats. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Edward L Rose Conservancy

The Learn Your Frog Calls event was held this evening, June 3, 2018, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, at the Greenwood Sanctuary. Our own Kristi Sullivan presented a short program on the local frogs at the Greenwood Sanctuary barn and and participants were engaged with the information about the frogs and their vocalizations. The participants were engaged by the material presented, often with humorous anecdotes, and they did well on a brief quiz on recognizing frog calls.

After the presentation, the group went outside for a walk on the Greenwood Sanctuary property, focusing on the area near the pond. Frog calls from green frogs, pikerel frogs, and Spring peepers were heard as the rain gently fell.

Thanks to Jesse Wells for taking such good care of the road, lawns and facilities.

This class was hosted as part of Montrose Adult School www.montroseadultschool.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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