The Naturalist Notebook

Welcome to the Shaver's Creek blog! The entries here are posted by staff, interns, and volunteers, and aim to keep you informed about the programs, updates, and natural history happenings here at the Creek. Enjoy!

Return of the Bluebirds

by Ben "Swampfox" Steines, Spring 2016 Environmental Education Intern For nearly 50 years, the bluebird populations across North America saw a major decline. Once as common as a robin, the bluebird became so rare that many ...

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May 20, 2016
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Record-breaking 2016 Birding Cup Results

27 teams comprising 127 birders made for a record-breaking 27th year of the Birding Cup! This year, donations to Shaver's Creek's only annual fundraiser will go toward the cutting and milling of local ...

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May 11, 2016
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Set your sights on the 2016 Birding Cup

In the 27th year of Birding Cup, 27 teams (a record number!) will set out to find the most species of birds in 24 hours as possible. The teams will visit a variety of habitats: early ...

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May 5, 2016
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Amphibians on the Move

by Joseph "Scute" Seebode, Spring 2016 Environmental Education Intern It is that time of the year again! Birds are singing, flower buds are starting to form, the days are getting longer and warmer, and amphibians are ...

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Apr 18, 2016
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What's in a Nature Name?

by Matt Reutlinger, Spring 2016 Environmental Education Intern I was looking for a story. Really anything that spoke to me. I was looking for inspiration. I took a walk. I meditated on it. I even went ...

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Apr 14, 2016
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