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For the Birds

Krista Munger : January 9, 2017 1:33 pm : Living Lighter on the Land, News blog
Scarlet tanager
Do you put seed out for birds in winter?  Millions of Americans enjoy this hobby, even those who might not otherwise be nature-lovers.  We string up suet for woodpeckers and scatter sunflower seed, millet, or corn to attract our personal favorites, perhaps the cardinal, or goldfinches.  Some birds are finicky about visiting feeders, and we . . . more »

Spring Calendar of Guided Hikes at PRLC Preserves

Krista Munger : January 2, 2017 10:55 am : News blog
Welcome and Happy New Year!  We are looking forward to this year’s suite of guided hikes with PRLC’s Land Steward & Educator, Krista Munger.  First we will go to the Clark Preserve for a winter wildlife identification walk on January 28 (See Link).  Conditions may be right for snowshoeing, but don’t be concerned if you . . . more »

Evidence of Geologic History at Bye Preserve

Krista Munger : December 20, 2016 5:56 pm : Living Lighter on the Land, News blog
Metamorphosed layers, block faulting
The stony ground and prominent rock formations of Pound Ridge in Westchester County, New York elicit curiosity in many people, some of whom attended our recent guided hike focused on geology. I will summarize our tour of the geologic history that can be seen at the Bye Preserve, owned by the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy (link to map . . . more »

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