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Ahoy, bird-lovers! Did ya bird blitz with ACRES last week? If you were perched in a preserve, binoculars fervently scanning the canopy, the brush, or waterside for a tail, a flutter, even a hint of feathered frenzy, you were not alone. Logo by Yonder Clothing Co. 76 volunteer backyard birders and life-long bird watchers pitched …

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Scarlet Tanager photo by Dave Fox The registration deadline is swiftly approaching for ACRES Land Trust’s 2nd Annual Bird Blitz, to be held June 3-9. ACRES Land Trust welcomes backyard bird-watchers and avid birders alike to register by May 18 to participate at acreslandtrust.org/birdblitz. This year, to encourage new birdwatchers, ACRES partnered with regional Audubon …

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Celebrate the preserves and have fun helping ACRES track bird species. You’re invited to count birds, either as an individual or on a team, on any ACRES preserve from June 3 – June 9. Register here: acreslandtrust.org/birdblitz by Friday, May 18.   New for 2018 New to birding? If you’re looking for pointers before blitzing, enjoy a Birding …

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Editor’s note from Carol Roberts, ACRES Quarterly editor and board vice president: Tom was my friend, neighbor, mentor in the natural world. I cared more about nature after seeing it more closely through his eyes. He fought passionately and persevered to protect the Indiana Dunes, Wyoming’s Red Desert…his beloved Cedar Creek. While Tom’s vision was …

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Greetings, fine-feathered friends, Many thanks to the 76 volunteer bird-counters who put in hard work and had fun identifying birds for the first annual ACRES Bird Blitz! 76 of you went out there to tiptoe through 35 different ACRES properties, binoculars and field guides in hand. Jabin Burnworth, Manchester Junior-Senior High School biology teacher, left, and …

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74 participants have registered for ACRES’ first ever Bird Blitz!   Pledge your support online HERE.   74 Bird Blitzers! That’s many teams, families, duos and individuals who will be counting birds all day long on Saturday, June 3, on ACRES preserves throughout our 32-county service area. (You can read more about Bird Blitz here) Many …

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While spring has not yet officially sprung, the preserves are already increasingly active. Spring wildflowers are beginning to bloom and wildlife is returning. As hikers do the same, they’re capturing images and video of the hullabaloo. Enjoy these sights and sounds of early March from ACRES preserves across our region. This slideshow requires JavaScript.   …

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You’re invited to participate in the ACRES Bird Blitz! What’s a Bird Blitz and how can you join? You can help count birds, either as an individual or on a team, on ACRES preserves If you participate, you’ll be invited to a celebratory wrap-up party at the end of the count day Registered participants will receive a …

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By Fred Wooley Red-breasted Nuthatch by Dave Fox Early September, I saw my first-of-the-season Red-breasted Nuthatch, one of my favorite birds.  Diminutive compared to our more common year-round White-breasted Nuthatch, the Red-breasted is also set apart by its rusty-red chest and distinctive eye stripe and the fact that it spends a bit more time on branches than the …

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acres of Cedar Creek corridor preserved with partners

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