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Bear Crossing Nets

5 Nets total, in one set of 2 and one set of 3.

The two Bear Crossing Net lanes are both situated north of Crisp Pond alongside or across the narrow sluggish stream that drains the pond (two of our Feeder Nets and three of the Strip Mine Road Nets also are situated across this same small riparian strip).  

The Bear Crossing Nets got their name because of the frequency with which our local black bears have used Nets 3-5 as pathway to and from the adjacent large open field.

Because both net lanes are in permanently wet areas, little maintenance is required to keep the associated habitats at the shrub-scrub stage (Net 3 is in a more upland situation and scattered trees near that net are mostly black cherry and wild crabapple).  Dominant shrubs associated with the Bear Crossing Nets are willows and alders.  Nets 3-5 are at the edge of a large open old field that is mowed annually.

Bear Crossing Nets 1 & 2 Bear Crossing Nets 1 & 2
Bear Crossing Nets 3, 4 & 5 Bear Crossing Nets 3, 4 & 5
Bear Crossing Nets 3, 4 & 5 Bear Crossing Net 5
At edge of open field and  path leading to Long Lane Net 10.
Bear Crossing Nets 3, 4 & 5 Another view of  Bear Crossing Nets 3-5 Looking back at net lane from  the adjacent open field.
Bear Crossing Nets 3, 4 & 5 Another view of  Bear Crossing Nets 3-5 Looking back at Net 5 from  the path across the open field.

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