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Temporary fencing protects nesting area at Kiwanis Lake

Staff Report

The City of York has installed temporary fencing near the trees around Kiwanis Lake to protect the nesting area for egrets and black crowned herons.

No mowing or trimming will be done by the city while the fencing is up to reduce additional stress on the birds.

Great Egrets roost in what will soon be a rookery tree at Kiwanis Lake in York City, Sunday, March 22, 2020. The city has fenced off areas around the trees used by the egrets as well as black-crowned and yellow-crowned night herons to protect the nesting areas. 
John A. Pavoncello photo

The higher grass in the area will also act as cover for fledglings that fall from nests, the city said. 

Kiwanis Lake has been designated an important bird area by the Audubon Society.