Creating A Safe Place For Owls

Fort Edward, NY – GBT volunteer Mary-Beth Wagner supervised the planting of a dozen native trees at the AZS Viewing Area the last week in September.  The evergreen trees, sited in consultation with DEC Wildlife Biologists, will provide a roost for wintering Short-eared owls and a windbreak for visitors to our viewing blind.  Volunteers helped plant and water the trees to get them snuggled in before the ground freezes.  The weather helped out a great deal by providing rain the week of the planting which aided our team immensely!  Now at mid-October they are settled in with the deer fencing to keep them safe until the trees are strong enough to acclimate to their new surroundings.