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Spring 2017 Clean Up Day(s) at Judea Garden

Garden Clean Up Day(s) Spring 2017 Help us in Judea Garden as we prep for spring and begin to plant. With your help, we’ve grown, …

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Steep Rock Association achieves Land Trust Alliance Accreditation

Hurrah! Hurrah! We are thrilled to announce that Steep Rock Association (SRA) has achieved national recognition through a rigorous accreditation process. We had to provide …

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BLUEBIRD BOX CLEANING in preparation for NESTWATCH

BLUEBIRD BOX CLEANING in preparation for NESTWATCH

Cavity nesting species like eastern bluebird and tree swallow benefit from the availability of artificial nest boxes.  Nests constructed in them often have greater success …

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BALD EAGLES back for WINTER

BALD EAGLES back for WINTER

Three bald eagles of varying age were observed on Lake Waramaug this morning.  The photos below depict morphological changes immature eagles undergo as they reach …

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MOBILE MUSTELIDS

A winter’s day awakens with a burnt salmon sunrise engulfing the horizon and a fresh snow blanketing the landscape. A frigid breeze rattles frozen limbs.  …

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RABBIT STEW

RABBIT STEW

A cattail falls to the blade of my brush cutter, grudgingly smacking my face and exploding into a cloud of seed. Reed canary grass, invasive …

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OWLERS must be PROWLERS

OWLERS must be PROWLERS

Winter is primetime for owl prowling since many species’ breeding seasons are either underway or quickly approach, and they act accordingly.  Great horned and barred …

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A NATURALIST’S JOURNAL

As a senior at Shepaug Valley High School in 2005, I would look forward to when “C Period” would roll around in early afternoon, a …

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MONITORING CONSERVATION EASEMENTS

MONITORING CONSERVATION EASEMENTS

As notified in the previous edition of VISTA, Steep Rock Association has submitted an application for accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance, seeking recognition for …

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