Our guest speaker was Andrew Zadnik from the Western PA Conservancy’s Land Stewardship Program. He spoke of the different properties owned by the Conservancy and also of those 36,000 acres protected by conservation easements.
Special emphasis was given to Tom’s Run Property off of Route 65, since it is the closest to our meeting site at Fern Hollow Nature Center.
Members noted the death of E-2, the male peregrine from the Cathedral of Learning. His mate, Hope, had laid two eggs and probably will not incubate them now. There is still time for her to find a new mate this season.