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Niskayuna plans nesting site for bobolinks

8 acres in Blatnick Park to be left unmowed during summer

A sign tells people to stay out of the tall grass because it disturbs the nesting of bobolinks.
A sign tells people to stay out of the tall grass because it disturbs the nesting of bobolinks.
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Early last summer, Roy and Nancy Thornton were walking near an unmowed, grassy portion of the capped Niskayuna landfill when they were treated to the sight of several male bobolinks putting on a courtship display. A few days later, the tall grass had been mowed down and the bobolinks were nowhere to be found. The black, white and yellow birds nest on the ground and prefer unmowed, tall grasslands. According to the Audubon Society of ...


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LNMP
March 27, 2013
2 p.m.

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A big thank-you to the Thorntons for their attention to these issues. What a great way to educate people while helping these wonderful birds.

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