Nature Notes


The Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) and the Montour Preserve are excited to announce a new weekly series of ‘Nature Notes’ by MARC’s Assistant Director and longtime Montour Preserve Naturalist, Jon Beam.  Jon (and occasionally friends) will feature natural items of note that individuals and families might find at the Montour Preserve or other natural areas in and around Montour County.

For those of us dealing with the isolation and anxiety of COVID-19 and the resultant social distancing, Jon’s programs and natural history knowledge are a reassuring reminder that the wonders of nature are still out there, waiting to be discovered.  Until we can meet again in person for Jon’s programs at the Montour Preserve, we hope you enjoy listening to Jon’s ‘Nature Notes’.

Note: Nature Notes are provided in .mp3 audio format.

Nature Notes Episode 26 Falling Leaves, September 11, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 25 Scarlet Fire – September 4, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 24 Vanishing Swallows – August 26, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 23 Goldenrod – August 21, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 22 Snowy Tree Cricket – August 12, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 21 Monarch Butterfly – August 5, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 20 Missing Butterflies – July 31, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 19 Queen Anne’s Lace – July 27, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 18 Comet NEOWISE – July 24, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 17 Indian Pipe – July 17, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 16 Black Raspberries – July 2, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 15 Wood Turtle – June 25, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 14 OxEye Daisy – June 19, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 13 Fireflies – June 13, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 12 Spittle Bugs – June 3, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 11 Dames Rocket – May 29, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 10 Violets – May 22, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 9 Flowering Dogwood – May 15, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 8 Mayapple – May 7, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 7 American Toad – May 4, 2020

 

Nature Notes Episode 6 Bluebirds – April 23, 2020

 

Pin Cherry

Nature Notes Episode 5 Pin Cherry – 
April 17, 2020

 

hepatica

Nature Notes Episode 4  Hepatica – 
April 8, 2020

 

Spring Peeper

Nature Notes Episode 3 Spring Peepers – April 2, 2020

 

Red Maple Blush

Nature Notes Episode 2 Red Maple Blush –  March 29, 2020

 

an image of skunk cabbage emerging through leaves on the forest floor

Nature Notes Episode 1 Skunk Cabbage –  March 23, 2020