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re: snakes and birds
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- Subject: re: snakes and birds
- From: "Lori Marlow" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 19:28:51 EDT
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I was dismayed to read the posting regarding using the insecticide RAID on
the rat snake in the bluebird box, although not surprised. As a park
ranger, I do my best to try to educate people on the importance of all
wildlife, including snakes, and their role in the complex web of life.
Sometimes, with knowledge comes understanding and perhaps a new respect for
the creatures many people despise or fear. It is my hope that the person
who posted the RAID info will reconsider after reading responses and
appreciate or at least accept the black snake just being a black snake and
doing what he or she has to do to survive. More wildlife (i.e. a hawk
feeding its young with a RAID laden snake) could be affected also. There
are other, better methods for predator protection.
Well, enough preaching. I just wanted to let birders know that almost every
Saturday at 8:30a.m. we(meaning usually Edith Tatum or myself) lead
birdwatching walks at Eno River State Park. It is a wonderful place to go
birding. This morning on the walk, we had 37 species(either seen or heard),
including 2 comorants flying over, N. Harriers, blue grosbeaks, indigo
buntings, great-creasted flycatcher, scarlet tanager, prairie warblers, c.
If you're interested in coming out for these walks, contact the park office
at (919)383-1686 to register and for directions, more info. Must register.
Space limited to 15.
Hope to see you out here.
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