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Edge of the Farm Conservation Area Seasonal QUICKTIME Movies/AUDIO

April 2010

  • A mid-April video of the prairie, wetlands & woods! Spring is exploding on the scene!
  • Spring is here!! An AUDIO of the amazing calling intensity of leopard frogs, american toads and spring peepers, first week of April, 2010.

    March 2010

  • A March 20 video update! The snows have melted and the landscape is beginning to 'green up.' It's amazing how quickly the landscape is responding to the spring warmth and sunlight! Yeah!!
  • Spring is finally here! Spring Peepers frantically calling on March 17, 2010 at Wetland 4 (Vollmer Pond).

    February 2010

  • A February 2010 Snowstorm video of the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area on a cold, mid- February day! This snowstorm flattened the tall- and short-grass prairie! Snowdrifts were 3.5 feet deep! Spring is just around the corner.

    December 2009

  • A Post-Christmas video of the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area on a clear, cold and late December day! Can't wait for spring!
  • Winter is most definitely here at the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area! All the fields are brown and the sky is gray! This mid-December, 2009 Quicktime Video illustrates the winter colors of the prairie and adajcent forest. Very Nice!

    October 2009

  • Fall is most definitely here at the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area! This mid-October, 2009 Quicktime Video illustrates the fall colors of the prairie and adajcent forest. Very Nice!

    September 2009

  • The last movie of September, 2009 (9/27/09). The seasons are definitely changing and the Maximillians Sunflowers have peaked. The grasses are most definitely changing colors!
  • A beautiful mid-September walk across our prairie and wetlands. The prairie is very dry and the wetlands have been losing water (as expected). Maximillians Sunflowers are at their peak! (Sep 13-2009)
  • I couldn't resist showing you a short video of the beautiful Maximilian Sunflowers blooming (as of Sep 3, 2009). It really is spectacular! The prairie grasses are also turning a potpourri of colors-red, brown and purple.

    August 2009

  • The last weekend of August (08/30/09). A wonderful walk on an unusually cool late August morning. The Maximillian's Sunflowers are really getting ready to pop!! Enjoy!
  • Mid-Aug 2009 UPDATE VIDEO!!! A mid-August 2009 walk across a portion the the Prairie and wetlands. The transformation has been nothing short of spectacular!!
  • Another VIDEO perspective of the prairie, Wetlands and eastern woods on a mid-August 2009 day.

    July 2009

  • Cricket Frogs and Gray Tree Frogs calling in July 2009 at Wetland B (Rush Run).
  • NEW!! Check out a mid-July (2009) UPDATE of the Prairie Development Edge of the Farm Conservation Area. Amazing progress over one year!

    April 2009

  • Algae has exploded on Wetlands 2 and 3. The farmer's fields adjacent to the preserve were recently fertilized and BOOM!! Here, we removed most of the algae from the wetlands. April, 2009
  • Flowers are blooming like crazy. Here are a few 'spring flower scenes' taken on April 19, 2009.

    January 2009

  • A QUICKTIME movie of a January 24, 2009 Walk on the Prairie and Wetlands.

    Extended Time Frame Movies (Birds, Foxes and Spring 2008-Jan 2009 images)

  • A QUICKTIME Slideshow of images taken over the last year (Spring 2008-Jan 2009) from the Edge of the Farm.
  • In the spring, 2007, we had a den of Red Foxes just across from McCummins Creek near McCoy Road. Wow!
  • A QUICKTIME slideshow of BIRDS that we have seen on the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area over the last several years.

    Frog Audio on the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area

  • Cricket Frogs and Gray Tree Frogs calling in July 2009 at Wetland B (Rush Run).
  • Spring is finally here! Spring Peepers frantically calling on March 17, 2010 at Wetland 4 (Vollmer Pond).

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