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South Middleton Township Building

Fields of Pipits, Larks, & Buntings

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Fields of Pipits, Larks, & Buntings
Fields of Pipits, Larks, & Buntings

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Feb 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

South Middleton Township Building, 520 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA, 17007

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About the event

The surprising activity of Horned Larks and American Pipets within a seemingly barren, brown field, particularly during winter is a site to see. Upon closer inspection, one would be astonished to witness the field teeming with small brown shapes. Upon turning, the distinct features of Horned Larks become apparent – a tidy yellow face, a black mask, and delicate black "horns" swaying in the breeze.

Larks and Pipits as widespread songbirds, inhabit a variety of landscapes including fields, deserts, and tundra. Their foraging habits involve searching for seeds and insects, showcasing their adaptability to different environments. These remarkable birds also contribute to the auditory landscape with their high, tinkling song.

Despite their once-common presence, Horned Larks have experienced a significant decline over the past fifty years. This decline emphasizes the importance of conservation efforts to preserve the diversity and balance of our ecosystems.

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