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    Spotlight: Patterson Farm

    Birdwatching is just one reason Patterson Farm is special! 

    Did you know over 100 types of birds have been observed at Lower Makefield’s Patterson Farm? 

    Over 60 million Americans identify as birdwatchers. Do you?

    Avian species are crucial for pest control, pollination, seed dispersal and scavenging carrion. Birds relish Patterson Farms grasslands, woodlands, fields, and spring-fed ponds.

    From songbirds to swallows to ducks to raptors, each find the shelter and food they require there.

    Recently, migrating Lapland Longspurs, rarely seen in Bucks County and visiting from the Arctic Tundra, accompanied a flock of Horned Larks on a respite break at Patterson Farm.

    The New York Times reports bird populations decreased 29% over the last 50 years, an alarming loss of 3 billion birds!

    Habitat loss is a critical factor, making successful local habitats exceptionally important.

    Patterson Farm Preservation recognizes the farms’ ecological importance to our community and world.

    By collaborating with Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, we’ve successfully reintroduced American Kestrels to Patterson Farm. 

    Our research confirms programs to promote and enhance the natural benefits of Patterson Farm are well received by the community.

    As part of a broader management strategy, we envision historic Satterthwaite House restored, an investment in pride in our community, and useful again as a gathering place as it was in the past.

    We aim to offer the public a variety of educational and relevant programs that include birding activities.

    Our goal is to realize proper stewardship of Patterson Farm while honoring its history and promoting its current significance. 

    If you enjoy programs that encourage conservation of history and natural resources on Patterson Farm, please lend your support.  

    We implore Lower Makefield’s elected officials to agree to allow our restoration of historic Satterthwaite House, now vacant for over 15 years.

    Visit www.pattersonfarmpreservation.com for information.

    PHOTO CAP: A Lapland Longspur wintering on Patterson Farm will return to the Arctic Tundra to breed.

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