Posts by elroseadmin

Fishers in Highpoint Preserve

The Fisher is native to the North East USA and is a member of the weasel family.  Fishers are aggressive hunters and prey on squirrels and other small mammals. The fisher is one of the few successful predators of porcupine. Fishers are very agile and can quickly climb trees after prey, and can reverse their rear…

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Fall 2020 Conservancy Currents Newsletter

With 2020 bringing changes to our world from the Covid-19 Pandemic to masks and physical distancing, it is good to have places that can bring us back to nature and provide a peaceful grounding to who we are. The Fall 2020 newsletter contains a reminder of the mission of the Edward L Rose Conservancy and…

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Fall 2020 Wildlife – Raptors and Rodents

This video is a salute to the Fall of 2020 and some the special wildlife living in and around Silver Lake and the High Point Preserve. The raptors and rodents are part of the dance of living threads in the tapestry of the environment, of which we are all a part. There has been an…

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Summer 2020 Conservancy Currents Newsletter

This Summer of 2020 has many people rediscovering the beautiful, healing outdoors. Our members are walking the trails of the Highpoint Preserve more than ever. The latest newsletter provides some interesting reading on some happenings in our local environment. Summer 2020 Conservancy Currents Newsletter

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How to Build a Robin in 5 minutes

This Spring we monitored a Robin’s nest from egg laying to fledging. The video clips show interesting behaviors from our ‘common’ Robin. The development of the chicks occurred between the last week in May 2020 and the first week in July. Caring parent Robins not only build the nest, incubate the eggs, and shelter the…

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The Great American Outdoors Act passes

The passage of the Great American Outdoors Act ensures that our parks are properly funded, our national treasures are protected and we can continue to expand Americans’ access to the outdoors. In a year where we are sometimes challenged to find events to celebrate, this is a victory for conservation that should not go without…

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Edward L Rose Conservancy Annual Meeting 2020

TO: Members Subject:  REMINDER: EL Rose Annual Members Meeting – July 25   Please join us for our Annual Members Meeting this Saturday at 9:00. The instruction for joining the on-line meeting: Zoom Meeting (video & audio) https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/5236929051 Phone only: +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 523 692 9051# Thank you, Rebecca Benner, President Edward…

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Ducks and Turtles – Spring 2020

On two floating platforms on Silver Lake in Brackney, PA, Springtime brings ducks and turtles looking for a place of rest. In this video, we see a family of Mallard ducks that we saw earlier in the Spring. The video clips from motion-activated cameras over a two week period, show how quickly the ducklings are…

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High Point Preserve Lake Shore Wildlife

The Spring is a busy season for wildlife around Silver Lake.  This video contains  clips of a variety of wildlife around the lake shore and on floating platforms.  Among the wildlife are frequent visitors including Mallard Ducks and a Beaver. The floating platforms and the motion activated trail cameras are part of the long-term monitoring…

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Spotted Sandpiper teetering on the edge

The Spotted Sandpiper is common to many lake and stream shore locations in Pennsylvania, including Silver lake. One of the interesting behaviors is the frequent tail-bobbing action seen as the bird walks along the shore. We have not read of any definitive explanation of the purpose of tail bobbing or teetering, but it starts soon…

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