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SHEPAUG SNAPPERS

SHEPAUG SNAPPERS

The Shepaug River has a robust population of snapping turtles, evident by the abundance of females observed nesting in May and June.  Many find the …

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RED EFTS on the MOVE

RED EFTS on the MOVE

The air is thick with moisture this morning.  My glasses quickly fog and I remove them, decidedly better off with just sub-par vision.  Thunder claps …

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MYRIAD of MUSHROOMS

MYRIAD of MUSHROOMS

Thunderstorms have moistened the warm woods, triggering many fungal species to send out their fruiting bodies through leaf litter and dead wood.  Certain specimens have …

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FUZZY HEADS and FLAPPY WINGS…FLEDGING SEASON is in FULL SWING

FUZZY HEADS and FLAPPY WINGS…FLEDGING SEASON is in FULL SWING

The time has come when the young of many bird species have reached a stage in their life called fledging.  This means the nestlings have …

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AMERICAN KESTREL BANDING

AMERICAN KESTREL BANDING

A pair of kestrels have successfully nested in a box built by Steep Rock staff!  Several boxes were deployed in our preserves two years ago, …

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A CLOSER LOOK at the KIOSKS

A CLOSER LOOK at the KIOSKS

Next time you are looking at program flyers or checking trail maps in the trailhead kiosks, stop and do some investigating.  Perhaps a phoebe has …

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WOOLLY ADELGID and the EASTERN HEMLOCK

WOOLLY ADELGID and the EASTERN HEMLOCK

Updated September 1, 2016 All trails on our preserves are in the process of being clipped of encroaching vegetation and cleared of woody material.  Oftentimes …

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