Trumbauer Farm is enrolled in CREP and is planted in warm season grasses and some other herbaceous species. We were there on Tuesday. The place was hopping for breeding birds. Every box had something going on. On the downside, overall diversity is low there.
|Chestnut-sided Warbler - loves edges|
|Eastern Bluebird nest|
|Eastern Bluebird chicks|
|Tree Swallow nest|
|Getting the eye from a Tree Swallow|
The next stop was the Penobscot Bike Trail in Newport Township. This is one of my favorite sites - diversity is very high (but I can find nests there). We only spent 20 minutes at the site. The most notable thing was the absence of Grasshopper Sparrows and the noisy Yellow-breasted Chat. Let's hope they show up next week when I'm doing my survey. After checking out the site, Amanda and I went to Coffee's Coffee in Nanticoke - a nice gem in that town.
|Tent Caterpillars - every cherry tree had several of them|
|A souvenir from the site|
Then Thursday, we went to the Jacob's property that Wilkes owns on HWY 115. We were there to plant five American chestnuts and to check out the pipeline that was being expanded.
|Dr. Fetcher and Klemow and Amanda planting a chestnut seedling|
|Natural gas pipeline|
|Our pond - complete with cranberries|