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Duck, Duck, Goose….Spring nesting

We enjoy observing the interesting behaviors of local wildlife including nesting behaviors in Spring around the Highpoint Preserve. In this video we observe some Wood Ducks feeding along the shore of Silver Lake and a pair of Wigeons migrating to their nesting ground in the north. A female Mallard duck has claimed a planter for…

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Highpoint Preserve Trail Cleanup 2021

Highpoint Preserve has beautiful mixed hardwood and Hemlock trails.   Each year we ask volunteers to help do maintenance on the trails by trimming branches and clearing trees that have fallen over the winter. This year we had a great team, including Kenna Lou Mills, Scott Heckman, James Matthews, Lindsay Butler, Rebecca Benner, John Renner,…

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Wood Frogs Celebrate Spring 2021

Wood Frogs return to the Vernal Pool at High Point Preserve What brings the feeling that Spring has finally arrived? Geese formations flying North? Robins on the lawn? Wondering if you will consider the Wood Frog? For an amphibian that freezes over the winter, the Wood Frog is usually among the first amphibians to find…

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Great Horned Owls Nesting – Week 5 – March 2021

Week 5 of the Owl nesting; The Great Horned Owls, Luna and Silver,  continue to be doing well at the nest. (There was recently a community activity to suggest and vote on names for the adult owls). The milder temperatures and melting snow have resulted in an uptick in the success of Silver finding a…

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Winter Wildlife Video – 2021 – High Point Preserve

The High Point Preserve is named for being the highest point in Silver Lake township, and is under the Stewardship of the Edward L Rose Land Conservancy. The winter of 2021 has been difficult in NEPA for people as well as for the wildlife in our forests. This video shows a glimpse into the winter…

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Winter 2021 Conservancy Currents Newsletter

The Winter Conservancy Currents Newsletter is out and contains information on current projects and an update on a long-term Deer Exclosure project and other items of environmental impact.   Have you heard of the Spotted Lantern Fly that is an invasive insect that is spreading rapidly in the Eastern USA? The Raptor Habitat project has…

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Raptor Nest Project – Week 4 2021

The Great Horned Owl pair continues to nest as the weather moderates.  Much of the snow that was surrounding the nesting bowl has melted. Check the VIDEO LINK ;  The male looks to be successful at bringing food to the female who has been doing all the egg sitting.   Looks like ‘legs’ were on the…

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Great Horned Owl Nest – Week 3 Update 2021

Raptor Habitat Project Update – Great Horned Owls Nesting with Two Eggs Highlights from week 3 of the Great Horned Owls’ nesting in Brackney, PA. The mother owl is doing all the incubating. She stretches and leaves the nest for short periods before dawn and after dusk. The male owl is bringing food the his…

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Week 2 of the Great Horned Owls nesting Feb 2021

Week 2 of the Great Horned Owl nesting adventure: The pair of Great Horned Owls look committed to the nesting adventure on the raptor nest built for the local Raptor Habitat project. Video highlights: The first egg was laid on Feb 5, followed by a second egg 5 days later. The motion activated cameras have…

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Raptor Report – Nesting Project Update

Great Horned Owls Nesting News The great horned owl (Bubu virginiarus) is a native nocturnal predator that lives in the HighPoint Preserve, in NE Pennsylvania.   We have seen Great Horned Owls taking prey of various rodents and even a Mallard Duck.  The owl has powerful, taloned feet and large, yellow eyes.  The female owl…

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