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Friday, December 23, 2016

RPA Does it Again


The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA), under the leadership of Jim Bonesteel, has done it again, Quoting their Facebook post this morning, "Yesterday RPA acquired 927 acres of working forest with support from The Conservation Fund and NYS DEC. A bargain sale from the Gundrum family has allowed us to conserve one of the most ecologically significant parcels on the Plateau. This parcel will eventually almost double the size of the Pittstown State Forest. It is now open to the public for hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, hunting and fishing."

Click here for the full news release.

This is fabulous news for the Plateau.  Thank you to all involved in making it happen!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Bird Feeder Field Test

Below, is a video of a field test of our new Woodlink Absolute Squirrel Resistant Bird Feeder (Model 7533).  Overall it  passed, although the rascal did get a nip of seed when he was hanging upside down. Since I put up this feeder, I've noticed the little buggers stay away from my car.  I'd rather have them bottom-feeding bird seeds than chomping on my engine cables like they once did to the tune of a $300+ repair!

Stay with it, since it gets interesting toward the end.

Field Test (video)