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FLM&A 5th Annual Bird Walk

Great Blue Heron It was a chilly, rainy Saturday morning, but our intrepid birding crew braved the elements to see who of our feathered friends would be doing the same! Our tenacity paid off – while wandering through the Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve, we saw and/or heard 37 different species! Not bad for a wet day. Early on we were treated to a glorious flyover by a juvenile Bald Eagle and the charismatic Great Blue Heron. Of course our regular wetlands denizens, the Red-winged Blackbirds, were out in abundance. Out on the water were Mallards, Double-crested Cormorant, and the exotic looking Wood Duck. Although our primary viewing targets were of the avian varieties, we also caught a glim

Focus on the Finger Lakes: Conesus Inlet Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

During the month of May we are celebrating Conesus Lake, our most westerly Finger Lake. Early in the month, when we were all beginning to think spring would never arrive, the Adventure Team set out to explore the Conesus Inlet Wildlife Management Area at the southern end of the lake. The Conesus Inlet WMA contains over 1,120 acres, land purchased in the late 1960's by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The DEC's Division of Fish and Wildlife manages this area which is a vital wetland resource and includes a major northern pike spawning grounds. The area is divided into two parts, the inlet side north of Sliker Hill Road, and the lagoon side south of Sliker Hill Ro

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 Branchport, NY 14418

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