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April 2014 Newsletter

(Newsletters will resume in September.)


Dear Friends,

Meet Belle our Beautiful Beaver! Melanie Furr, Education Director at AAS, was able to capture these wonderful images at dusk one day last week.

Belle is living in the bank of the pond at our building. It is possible to stop by the pond overlook near our driveway just when it is getting dark and catch a glimpse of her. Belle and her family members figure predominantly into our future water enhancement plans as we think about working with beavers instead of trapping them. How could you trap such a sweet face? Stay tuned for more beaver information!

Also, we have just installed a new wildlife camera as part of our current "Five Star Grant". The camera is capturing unbelieveable images such as otter fishing at the pond and blue heron bathing. CLICK HERE to view these very recent images. Stay tuned for more beaver and wildlife information!



Plan Now for Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2014 

The first week of Summer Camp is already half full! Sign up now for a place for your child in our wonderful Eco-Explorers Day Camp!

Session 1
"Living on the Land"
June 2-6, 9am-12pm
Ages 4-7 recommended
Cost $175

Session 2
"Nature Immersion"

June 30-July 2, 9am-2pm
(half day available upon request)
Ages 5-8 recommended
Cost $175

Call Maura for more information: 412-398-1101


Our dear friend and supporter Helen Branch passed away this week. Helen will always be remembered at Blue Heron for the many contributions she made on our behalf.

(Helen Morris Branch 1927-2014) 

The bright cheerful daffodils at the Pinecrest entrance were planted by Helen and always remind me of her sweetness and the joy she brought into the world. She will be missed.


Nancy Jones - Executive Director
Blue Heron Nature Preserve

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