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Blog Entries Tagged as wildlife

  • 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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  • Nov
  • 14

Be Nice to Mice!

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Most first-date conversations probably don’t turn to discussions of mousetraps, but that’s exactly what happened to me. Since the fall months are prime time for a rodent invasion, don’t be surprised if you also find yourself pondering various mouse-eviction methods. Take it from me: Leave the glue traps , snap traps and poisons on the shelf. You can keep …

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  • Oct
  • 8

Looking at a Hunter’s Heart of Darkness

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I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that PETA opposes hunting . After all, it’s a no-brainer: Chasing and shooting animals (with a gun or a bow and arrow) causes terror. Mates grieve, young animals can starve when their mothers are killed, and hunting leaves wounded but unrecovered animals to die slowly and wretchedly from blood loss, infection, or …

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