Posts by elroseadmin

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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Red Tailed Hawk Nesting in Susquehanna County

We often observe the Red Tailed Hawks soaring or perched above open areas near the High Point Preserve and the Greenwood Sanctuary.  This Spring a pair of Red Tailed Hawks have been observed constructing a nest site and, as the images in this article show, are caring for at least one young hawk.    …

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Spring 2020 High Point Preserve Trail Clean-up

On Saturday April 25, 2020, the annual High Point Preserve trail clean-up teamwork activity was organized by Keith Oberg. With more people isolating for the Covid-19 situation, there was a good turn-out of volunteers, including: John Renner, KennaLou Mills, Jim and Mary Lee, Beth Normile, Scott Heckman, Pat Donnelly, Tim and James Matthews, Chris Wilkerson…

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Wood Duck Nesting Box Project – new video

Nesting Boxes Success Some Conservation projects see an immediate benefit. Many other projects require patience and produce results in the long term. In 2015 we built and deployed more than 30 nesting boxes for raptors and wood ducks. The Wood Ducks have been using the nesting boxes successfully but they are very elusive. This week…

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Raptor Nest Platform Update March 25, 2020

Thought a bit of good news might help to start our day. This morning there was some activity on the nesting platform that we erected in 2019 at Silver Lake under a Green Communities grant for Edward L Rose Conservancy.    The nest is intended to enhance the chance of successful breeding of raptors, including…

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Giving Tuesday – December 3

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. To help raise awareness of charitable causes and amplify donors’ generosity, Facebook is matching up to $7 million in eligible donations made on Facebook during GivingTuesday 2019. Facebook’s match for GivingTuesday 2019 begins at 8:00 AM Eastern Time (5:00…

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