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    Jack wins 2013 Media Conservation Award

    Jack wins 2013 Media Conservation Award

    Congratulations to Jack Holcomb for receiving the Schuylkill Conservation District 2013 Media Conservation Award! Here’s Porcupine Pat presenting the award to Jack.

    Summer Wildlife in the Backyard

    Summer Wildlife in the Backyard

    Here are 2 pictures provided by WEEU’s Jack Holcomb.  The first is a blue jay on Jack’s grill and the second is a variegated fritillary at Blue Marsh.                  

    Jack and Richard Crossley

    Jack and Richard Crossley

    Here’s a picture of Jack and birding author Richard Crossley.

    Ring-Necked Pheasant at Middle Creek

    Ring-Necked Pheasant at Middle Creek

    Here’s a picture, taken by Marty Gordner, of a ring-necked pheasant at Middle Creek.

    Snow Geese Moving North

    Snow Geese Moving North

    The snow geese and tundra swans are moving north from Middle Creek.  However, there is a good variety of ducks to view at places like Middle Creek, Blue Marsh and Lake Ontelaunee.  We should also be seeing tree swallows shortly in addition to other migrants.  And migrating raptors are moving by the lookouts at Hawk Mountain. […]

    Snow Geese at Middle Creek

    Snow Geese at Middle Creek

    Here’s a picture of a flock of snow geese at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area near Kleinfeltersville in Lebanon County. The geese have begun to move north and this is one of the major stopping points on their way.  The day this photo was taken there was an estimated 20,000 snow geese in addition to […]