My Photo Walk: Fox Haven Farm

February 07, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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7 - Fox Haven 57 - Fox Haven 5 7 - Fox Haven 17 - Fox Haven 1 I had the pleasure of attending a wildlife photography talk today at Fox Haven Farm on Poffenberger Road, so beforehand, I walked what I could of the property and drive.  It was still snow covered in spots, quite muddy, and the majority of Poffenberger is gravel, so it was muddy and slippery.  I chose instead to walk the paved drive and part of the paved road.

 

7 - Fox Haven 47 - Fox Haven 4 Along the road I encountered John, a friend from the camera club.  We chatted about the farm, and then along came Dick Bittner, the farm manager.  He was also one of the photographers who presented today.  Dick told me the farm numbers nearly 600 acres, and it is used for conservation practices and environmental education.  He encouraged me to return when the ground is firm and the snow is gone, to enjoy the plantings, the birds, and the wildlife on the farm.

 

7 - Fox Haven 27 - Fox Haven 2 The talk today was given by Steve Ferendo, along with Dick, and the two of them drive Poffenberger almost daily to observe the wildlife there:  foxes, beavers, deer, mink, muskrat, and many species of  birds, including owls, raptors, songbirds, and waterfowl.  They shoot from the car, because the wildlife does not feel threatened by the vehicles; they will scatter if you try to emerge from the car.

 

7 - Fox Haven 37 - Fox Haven 3 I learned a lot, enjoyed the presentation, and met new people today, as well as saw some people I know.  I will surely return to Fox Haven for some of the great presentations and activities, as well as to walk in better weather.  There is much to see!

 

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