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Old 04-12-2015, 11:23 AM   #21
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4-5 inches of snow still! Poor you!

hi Dap! Actually, after a few days in the high 50's with sunshine, just about all of the snow is now gone. The yard, however, is sopping wet, and it will take a number of warm, breezy days before the soil is workable - not that there isn't an abundance of hter things to be doing out there…

One thing slowing me down is the I somehow strained my lower back, and I'm babying git in hopes of a quick recovery…

How is that wildlife yard of yours progressing??? Seeing any interesting wildlife (lions, tigers, or bears) out there???
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:47 AM   #22
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It appears that much of what we all strive to do has been known to be effective for years. Though this article about creating a bird garden is from '98, it could have been written yesterday. By the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, it hits on most of the ways one could improve the backyard for the attraction of birds, and collaterally, other native fauna.

Twelve Ways to Design a Bird-friendly Garden - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:58 AM   #23
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Default The need for carnivores in ecosystems

"The biggest hurdle will be finding humans willing to live alongside and support efforts to keep big carnivores around, said Thomas Newsome, an ecologist studying human-predator interactions at the University of Sydney who was not involved in this study. That would mean supporting efforts to stop the activities that killed many large carnivores in the first place. And even for gray wolves, that hasn’t been easy: Some people don’t want them, and others still hunt wolves outside park boundaries in Yellowstone and in Alaska.

Perhaps the solution is rethinking what it means to be humans in a natural world, said Layla AbdelRahim, an anthropologist who has studied human understanding of wilderness. We must recognize our role as partners with the environment, rather than dominators, to maintain functioning ecosystems, she said."


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It appears that much of what we all strive to do has been known to be effective for years. Though this article about creating a bird garden is from '98, it could have been written yesterday. By the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, it hits on most of the ways one could improve the backyard for the attraction of birds, and collaterally, other native fauna.

Twelve Ways to Design a Bird-friendly Garden - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
I have to stop the king for new posts right before bed.

I saved the link to read later.

Thank you...and good night!
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:46 AM   #25
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Great captures, Jack.
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Do you know what the birds are?
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Do you know what the birds are?

I have a buddy who is an avid birder. He thinks they were grackles... though I never see any of them at or around the feeders. Still somewhat of a mystery!
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I have a buddy who is an avid birder. He thinks they were grackles... though I never see any of them at or around the feeders. Still somewhat of a mystery!
It is hard to tell from the picture, but they don't like bark enough to be grackles.

(I'm hardly an expert.)
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Old 10-22-2018, 03:33 PM   #30
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All backyard shots! Any ideas on what's in the mouth of the coyote in the first picture??
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