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Green Hills: Just another beautiful Sunday

November 3, 2015

Text by Daniel Barringer   Photos by Jim Moffett

On the Sunday that Force of Nature Volunteer Jim Moffett and I scouted possible new trails, we paused as some birds flew overhead and did a little birding. I had brought Owen with us and he, being a budding entomologist, flopped down and started building a “bug house” out of some leftover soybean plants. Jim got down on the ground and snapped this photo. I consider myself very fortunate that Owen enjoys playing with simple, natural materials, and is such good company out in nature.

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It was an immature Red-tailed Hawk that first caught our attention. Jim got that photo too.

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Jim also spied this group of Cedar Waxwings flitting over. I love that this image catches them in different stages of their wing motion.

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On our way out he also got a photo of the red maple listed on the Big Trees of Pennsylvania. In the background to the left you can see a couple bluebird boxes he built and installed.

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You, too can join us at Green Hills on a Sunday afternoon. We’ll be having a Force of Nature volunteer day at the preserve on Sunday, November 15 from 1 – 3 pm. We’ll be cutting some vines off of the trees at the edge of the woods; bring gloves, sturdy shoes, and pruners or loppers if you have them.

 

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