VIDEOS FROM OUR NATURE SANCTUARY
Below are some videos produced by our Sanctuary Director, Matt Perry. Matt does an extraordinary job with the sanctuary but is just as amazing filming and photographing the flora and fauna of the sanctuary. These videos are both entertaining and educational. We hope you enjoy them.
- The Red-eyed Vireo
- The Pileated Woodpecker
- The Baltimore Oriole
- The Hermit Thrush
- Peregrine Falcon's return to nest 2009 - Utica, NY
- Peregrine Falcon, Utica, NY - Update
- Peregrine Falcon's nest discovered in Utica, NY
- Co-Existing With Beavers - Excerpt
You can also check out our Nature Sanctuary blog, Tales from the Wilds, to read wonderful stories of the Nature Sanctuary along with Matt's wonderful photos and videos.
Meet the Red-eyed Vireo. This video was taken by our Conservation Director, Matt Perry.
Meet the Pileated Woodpecker. This incredible video footage in the Spring Farm CARES Nature Sanctuary, shot by Matt Perry, is a rare glimpse at an amazing species.
Meet the Baltimore Oriole. We have an increasing population of Orioles at the Sanctuary as the habitat continues to improve for them. They were hit pretty hard by the loss of most of their preferred nesting trees - the American Elm, but they've been increasingly adapting to other trees like Maples, Willows, and Poplars.
Meet the Hermit Thrush, which is one the finest singers in the entire avian chorus. For us the Hermit Thrush is a transient visitor, but as our habitats improve and evolve, we believe that they may one day nest at the Sanctuary.
A pair of Peregrine Falcons nested in 2008 on the ledge of the M&T Bank in downtown Utica, NY. Thanks to the folks at M&T Bank, the Department of Conservation, and National Grid all working to help with the falcons, a better nesting spot was made for them. We are hoping this year, they will successfully hatch their young. Our Conservation Director Matt Perry has been watching and advocating for the protection of these birds since their discovery at the bank in 2008. Follow their progress as Matt captures incredible video shots of them.
Peregrine Falcons' Nest Discovered on M&T Bank, Utica, NY
by Spring Farm CARES Conservation Director, Matt Perry
Below is an 8 minute excerpt from a video presentation, Co-Existing with Beavers, produced by Beavers: Wetlands and Wildlife and Spring Farm CARES. This video footage is shot by our Conservation Director, Matt Perry and gives an introduction to the importance of beavers and their role in maintaining our crucial wetlands.