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Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - Invasives Work at Schodack Island
On Saturday, September 29, 2012, ASCR and NYS Parks at Schodack Island co-sponsored a TogetherGreen Volunteer Days Event at Schodack Island. The purpose of the day\’s activities was to cut oriental bittersweet vines. These invasive vines overwhelm the tree canopy and degrade the habitats of the cerulean warbler and bald eagle. NYS Park biologist Casey Holzworth and SUNY Albany professor George Robinson determined the strategy to be used. Twenty-eight people showed up ..
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - Bird Monitoring at Schodack Island State Park
As part of the AUDUBON IN THE PARKS! program, ASCR is collaborating with Audubon NY and NYS Parks to gather data on the birds of Schodack Island State Park. We are particularly interested in the status of the cerulean warbler, a species of special interest within the Atlantic Flyway migratory area. The cerulean warbler is a beautiful blue, insectivorous bird that forages in the open spaces beneath the canopies of mature deciduous ..
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - The American Kestrel
Prior to the 2012 breeding season, with the assistance of Marcelo del Puerto of DEC, ASCR built and placed 6 kestrel nesting boxes in grassland areas west of the Capital Region. Six more boxes are planned for 2013. We are grateful to the Capital Region Woodworkers Association for donating the wood for the boxes. This statewide initiative was begun by Audubon NY several years ago. Since that time, many chapters have placed boxes ..
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - Local Grasslands Initiative
In July 2011, Board Members of the Audubon Society of the Capital Region met with leaders from the Agricultural Stewardship Association, Friends of the Washington Co. Grasslands IBA, Southern Adirondack Audubon Society and the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club to discuss grassland bird conservation in the Capital Region/Glens Falls area. Since then ASCR has investigated the need for conservation action and citizen science initiatives in the grassland areas of our area. This past ..
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