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Alison Haigh is a senior Environmental Science major at Cornell University and freelance writer based in Ithaca, N.Y.
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Turning Maple Syrup Forests Into Bird-Friendly Habitat

By Alison Haigh / July 1, 2019

Birds and maple syrup share the same critical ingredient: healthy northeastern forests. High in the branches of a maple tree sit the tattered remains of a muddy, grassy bird nest. I train my binoculars on the small lump, but it was built the previous year and is very much empty. Closer to eye level, it’s…

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