Conserving Chesapeake Forests

The Return of the Wapiti: Elk in the Chesapeake Bay

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

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The Heart(wood) of it All

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.

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Breakfast On The Bay: Live Tree Talk

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 …

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Top Five Sounds in Nature

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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Now’s Your Chance to “Bee Better”

LANCASTER AREA RESIDENTS: If you’re interested in receiving FREE pollinator-friendly native plants and other resources, look no further than this “Bee Better” toolkit to get started.

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Why So Blue? The Plight of the Cerulean Warbler

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.

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Forests for the Birds – An Egg-Sighting Edition

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.

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Longer than the Song of the Whippoorwill

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.

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A Sharp Encounter

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.

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Beneficial trees for birds, your appetite and your creative side

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.

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