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Catching a glimpse of an elk within the watershed is a memorable and uncommon experience due to elk’s limited range. Active management and research on elk populations allow hunters, tourists, and nature enthusiasts to hear the sound of a bull elk bugle today
Newest member of the Alliance’s Forests Team, Rebecca Lauver, reflects on a recent trip to Asheville, North Carolina and the history of logging in the United States.
A few weeks ago, I found myself chasing our Pennsylvania Forests Projects Manager, Ryan Davis, around one of the Alliance’s riparian forest buffers. Ryan was busy sharing a wealth of knowledge about our forests during what we call a Tree Talk, and I had the unique pleasure of filming him as the demonstration was streamed …
The natural world is filled with unique and beautiful sounds, but they are often drowned out by the sounds of civilization or simply ignored due to the nature of our fast-paced lives. Pennsylvania Forest Projects Coordinator, Jim Kauffman, writes about his top five favorite sounds in nature and encourages you to slow down and listen a little closer next time you’re outdoors.
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Cerulean Warblers (Setophaga cerulea) are neotropical migrants, meaning they spend the winter in the tropics of Central and South America and the summer in temperate North America. As dramatic as it seems to fly thousands of miles a year (especially when you only weigh 0.3 ounces), it’s worth it.
Think Spring! At the Alliance, we have birds on the brain. “Forests for the Birds” is our special spring edition of our Forests for the Bay newsletter designed to spark your curiosity and tickle your sense of humor! Mostly, we hope you draw a little inspiration – to learn something new, take action, and appreciate the natural gifts of the Bay watershed.
Goatsuckers. Nightjars. Bullbats. Frogmouths. Potoos. Will’s-widows. While these names may conjure images of terrifying mythical creatures, they actually refer to species within the Order Caprimulgiformes, a group of nocturnal, insectivorous birds.
True forest birds, sharp-shinned hawks (Accipiter striatus) are the smallest of three species from the genus Accipiter that are native to the United States and Canada.
You can easily create a multifunctional landscape that attracts birds, pollinators and insects while at the same time gives you the opportunity to eat off of your landscape and get crafty.