GLT is pleased to announce that it has received a grant to create a Natural Resource Inventory (NRI)) for Greene County. The NRI will help prioritize projects that will most benefit the protection of sensitive habitats, increase resilience, and improve the overall health of the watershed within Greene County. The project will also identify conservation priorities that GLT use will to consider land conservation opportunities we should pursue. This will help us assure that we use your donations are used effectively. This project is made possible by a $35,000 grant from the Hudson River Estuary Program funded by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund. To learn more about this project click here
Balancing Sound Development & Effective Conservation
GLT Receives Grant from Hudson River Estuary Program
The Timberdoodle (aka American Woodcock) has a unique courtship dance. In spring, the Timberdoodle, performs a magical evening mating ritual on the edge of open fields, prairies and wood edges.
At dusk, the bird quietly enters the open area. At first glance, you might not even see him as these birds are superbly camouflaged. But you will certainly hear him! His dance begins with a series of buzzy, nasal “peent-peent-peent” calls. As the peenting ends, his assent skyward begins. He makes a melodic whirring sound as he spirals into the sky. As he begins to tumble out of the sky, the sound changes to a twittering warble until he reaches his spot on the ground close to where he took off. And the cycle begins again, for about an hour each evening.
Rich Guthrie will lead a walk to hear and watch these beautiful little birds in their spring ritual THIS SATURDAY:
Saturday April 6, 2019
7:30 PM (note this is in the evening)
Willows at Brandow Point
480 Rt 385, Athens, NY 12015
Wear boots (it is likely to be muddy) and bring a flash light (to be used sparingly). Since the Timberdoodles only dance when the weather is nice, check our website www.greenelandtrust.org in case of inclement weather.
For more information call 518-731-5544.
Come make a Blue Bird House to take home and put in your yard.
This is a FREE event for all kids.
There will be people there to help with the building.
Pizza served at noon!
Saturday April 6, 2019 10 AM,
Reservations required to ensure we have sufficient materials for all participants.
Call 518-731-5544 by April 1, to reserve your spot.
This event will be held at the Willows, 480 State Route 385 in Athens.
Sponsored by Athens Sportsmen’s Club and Greene Land Trust. Funds by Athens Community Foundation.