Middle Run

Swallow-tailed Kite: The Video!

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator Magical. Breathtaking. Incredible. Amazing. Effortless. All are barely-adequate adjectives used by observers attempting to describe the flight of the Swallow-tailed Kite that traced graceful lines through the sky at Middle Run Natural Area last weekend. The flight of the kite on Saturday evening is seared in the memories of …

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Swallow-tailed Kite at Middle Run!

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator “You are not going to believe this!”  The call came in from an excited Angel Burns, who described a bird she had seen while hiking with her daughter at Middle Run Natural Area this afternoon.   Two-year old Shay pointed out the unusual bird, and mother and daughter enjoyed a special audience with this …

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At Last a Least

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator Not many people keep mammal life lists.  Plenty of folks keep careful records of all the birds, butterflies, dragonflies, or reptiles and amphibians that they observe.  But I suspect that the mammal family gets short shrift from the “listers” out there.   A lot of that reason is because of how difficult it can be to …

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