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Blog Entries Tagged as wildlife

  • Jun
  • 22

Saving Baby Starlings

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We keep our sailboat at the Port Whitby Marina on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Since the harbor and sometimes the lake freeze in winter, the boat is stored on a cradle on land. On April 23, we removed the winter cover to prepare for our launch on May 13. A couple of days before the …

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  • Jun
  • 4

A Wildlife Filmmaker ‘Fesses Up

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In an era of global media saturation, Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: The Challenges of Staying Honest in an Industry Where Ratings Are King  is a timely and important book.

Author Chris Palmer is a wildlife filmmaker. The book is written as a memoir in a series of chapters called “confessions,” and Palmer acknowledges that in his early career, his “ignorance, naiveté, and self-interest” kept him silent about his misgivings about cutting corners …

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  • May
  • 6

Helping Your ‘Nest’ Friends

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It’s springtime, and since our yard is very animal-friendly , we have many critters who come back year after year and some who never leave, staying to raise their new families.

Every spring, two birds nest in our climbing rose bush in front of the house. However, we cut the rose bush back this winter, so my husband, David, …

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  • Aug
  • 25

Animals Are Wondrous: Rats

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Portrayed as one of the protagonist’s worst fears in George Orwell’s 1984 and used in epithets such as “rat fink,” rats get a bad rap in our society.

Many people don’t know that rats are highly social animals with individual personalities. They become attached to each other, love their own families, and easily bond with their human guardians. …

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  • Aug
  • 7

A City Girl Moves to the Country

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My fiancé and I recently moved to a small rural town in western Wisconsin. I grew up in Los Angeles, and my fiancé grew up near Chicago, so needless to say, country living is pretty new to both of us. Our house is in a 45-acre forest that is surrounded by dairy farms and cornfields (where trees once …

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  • Mar
  • 10

Tips on Preventing Harm to Wildlife

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There are many ways in which you can be a lifesaver. Please share these valuable tips with neighbors and friends so that the birds, mice, opossums, squirrels, raccoons, and other animals whose habitats intersect with ours can be protected from harm :

Cap your chimney. When birds sit on top of a chimney for warmth, they can be overcome by fumes, which …

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  • Jan
  • 23

Caught on Film: Pigeons’ Soaring Beauty

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Sitting on a park bench and watching pigeons is  one of life’s simple pleasures. Yet instead of seeing the grace and beauty that  these lovely birds bring to our cities, people still trap and poison them or  force them to race , sometimes to their  deaths.

Photographer Andrew  Garn has captured the character of these beautiful birds on film and  will …

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