Middle Run Natural Area

Middle Run Report: Bio-Blitz Draws New Birders and Bug Enthusiasts

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator On  a morning where the weather forecast showed rain was a strong possibility, we had not a drop of precipitation for our Fourth Annual Middle Run Bio-Blitz.  We did have some incredible gray clouds and much-welcomed cool breezes to enjoy on the bird walk that kicked off at 7:00am.   Without …

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Middle Run Bird Walk Highlight: Pileated Woodpecker

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator A male Pileated Woodpecker excavates a cavity (potentially for a nest) at Middle Run Natural Area. Image by Derek Stoner, March 6, 2012. The inspiration for the famous Woody Woodpecker laugh used to give voice to the cartoon character is a bird that lives in our local woodlands:  the Pileated Woodpecker.  …

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