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Norristown in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 19, 2022
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Inscription.  While our peregrine falcon uses the wooden box inside this enclosure for shelter, similar nesting boxes have helped boost the wild population of this once endangered species. The box floor is lined with rocks, which falcons prefer for laying and incubating their eggs.
 
Erected by Elmwood Park Zoo.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironmentScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
 
Location. 40° 7.93′ N, 75° 20.358′ W. Marker is in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Harding Boulevard and Chain Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown PA 19401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bison (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bison (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bison (within shouting distance of this marker); Elk (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Bald Eagle (within shouting distance of this marker); Peregrine Falcon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nene (about 300 feet away); The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norristown.
 
Also see . . .  Rochester's Falcon History. Page from the Genesee Valley Audubon Society sharing the history of the introduction of peregrine falcon boxes in Rochester, NY. (Submitted on November 22, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 22, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
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