LOCAL BLACK BEAR SIGHTINGS--KNOW THE BEAR FACTS!
Know the Bear Facts
Professor Tallamy's webinar is now available on youtube: Doug Tallamy on The Nature of Oaks
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Learn more about these incomparable trees and the tremendous diversity of life they support!
SUNDAY EVENING WALK IN HEATHCOTE MEADOWS
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Photo by John Keisers
Light breezes and a mild temperature favored our group on this leisurely walk through Heathcote Meadows. Late summer grasses, boneset, goldenrod, milkweed, Queen Anne's lace, virginia creeper, New York ironweed, coppery curly dock, horse nettle, mountain mint, tick trefoil, rosy camphor-weed, and fleabane were plentiful, along with less welcome plants like mugwort, Chinese bush clover, and poison ivy.
Bird activity was light, but we were graced with two flyovers by a Great Blue Heron, and scattered bluebirds. All in all, a lovely walk!
EARTH DAY CLEANUPS
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Fine weather and a robust turnout on both the Franklin and South Brunswick sides of Route 27 resulted in one of the best Earth Day cleanups ever!
Above, volunteers at the morning session collected 20 bags of trash near Rockingham Historic Site and along Laurel Avenue.
Below, afternoon litter collectors found plenty to fill their bags in the Mapleton Preserve (including the new "Blue" Trail, to be officially opened on June 4th, National Trails Day), on the Rail Trail, and along Ridge Road and Division Street.
Photos by BreeAnne Lemmerling
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CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
December 19, 2021
Led by trustee Karen Linder, seven counters helped complete the Kingston segment of the 2021 Audubon Christmas Bird Count. All told, the day was pretty quiet. Our species count of 38 was normal but our totals were a little on the low side. However, the two pileated woodpeckers and the 54 turkeys seen near Ridge Road the day before the count were definitely highlights. Robins have been very abundant in Kingston this winter, as they are still feasting on holly berries and callery pears. The official tally may be viewed here:
2021 Audubon Christmas Bird Count