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WHERE did the GOSHAWKS GO?

Seasoned hikers of Steep Rock Association’s (SRA) trails likely remember unique closure signs posted in early spring years ago. Northern goshawks (NOGO), a threatened resident

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BUGS of the SHEPAUG RIVER
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BUGS of the SHEPAUG RIVER

Born and raised a fisherman, the progression of my year is closely tied to insect hatches.  Trout is the quarry of choice and so I

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Scientific Study

Within our Strategic Plan 2020, a key stewardship priority is to manage our lands for biodiversity.  In order to accomplish this, Steep Rock Association (SRA)

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DISSECTING an OWL PELLET

Steep Rock Association trustee, committee chair, and conservation easement landowner, Natalie Dyer, poked into the office this spring possessing some treasure.  “It’s an owl pellet!”,

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With snowshoes strapped, baggies at the ready, and GPS fixed, I head out into one of Steep Rock Association’s (SRA) preserves characterized as overgrown field

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AN ULTRASONIC EAR to the NIGHT SKY
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AN ULTRASONIC EAR to the NIGHT SKY

Bats not only flap webbed digits to get around. They also use echolocation to navigate through their surroundings and capture insects, rapidly emitting high-frequency pulses

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TEEMING WITH LIFE
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TEEMING WITH LIFE

Peeps and quacks of breeding amphibians are beginning to permeate our woodlands.  Follow them and you will find a vernal pool, pond, or stream in healthy spring

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