A lot going on at Martins Creek

While doing his rounds to check on some environmental items on Tuesday, John of PPL’s Martins Creek power plant, saw six painted turtles sunning themselves.

“One of them was brave enough to share a log with a much larger snapping turtle,” he says. “On the birding side, I saw a Rufous-sided Towhee and a magnificent male cardinal singing his heart out, two northern flickers and five osprey.”

He also checked in on the blue bird boxes that PPL employees maintain at the Martins Creek environmental preserve. This picture below shows the pretty blue eggs in one of the boxes.

robins-eggs

“While I was near the wetland areas, the spring peepers and American toads were singing their hearts out, too,” says John. “It’s amazing how a frog only 1 inch long can make so much noise!”

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