I'm very pleased to announce that the Mount Peter Hawk Watch now has 54 years of data in Hawkcount.
Many Fyke members, especially in the 1950's, '60's, and '70's contributed time and effort to the count, and their data will now be available to researchers and the public.
Denise Farrell & I
worked a good part of the summer entering data, and I couldn't
have kept up the tedious work without her.
Check it out at http://mount-peter.hawkcount.org/
Our Mount Peter Clean-Up date is set for Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 9 a.m.
If you can help out for a few hours or just an hour, we'd appreciate your help. We pick up garbage and cut brush & small trees. Bring work gloves, loppers, saws, anything you think might be of use. If you can make it, please let me know.
More info follows.
The Mount Peter Hawk Watch will run from September 1 through November 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Come up and keep a lonely hawk watcher company. The lookout is located on the top of 17A, between Greenwood Lake and Warwick, NY, and is marked by a pair of microwave towers. To reach the lookout, take Route 17 through Tuxedo to 17A and turn left. Follow 17A up the mountain and into Greenwood Lake. Keep right when you reach the lake and follow 17A up the second mountain. When you reach the top, you will see a sign for homemade ice cream ahead. Turn right at the ice cream shop onto Kain Road and turn right again up the pot-holed dirt road to the lot or park down below.