Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Once again this spring, our wildlife staff is answering many phone calls about birds repeatedly flying into windows. This is a common occurrence during mating and nesting season, particularly with cardinals and robins because of their bright colors. What causes this behavior? The bird is seeing its reflection in the window and thinks another bird is invading its territory.
A possible remedy is to tape newspaper or wax paper to the OUTSIDE of the window. This behavior is likely to diminish as each individual bird's breeding season progresses (usually after a few weeks).
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
If you are one of the 250 people who brought paper to our Shredding Day on Saturday, here's how your collective actions impacted the environment. According to Shredding Network, they collected 4.9 tons of paper, saving 83.3 trees and keeping 14.4 cubic yards of material out of landfills. Shredding Network also estimates 294 pounds of air pollutants and 98 gallons of water were saved through our 3-hour event. All that, plus smart protection from identity theft.
Thanks again to everyone who participated. If you missed this one or have more to recycle, we have another Shredding Day coming up on Saturday, November 6... same place, same time!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
By popular demand, we have TWO weeks to choose from this summer, June 21 - 24 OR July 12 - 15.
All the exciting camp details are at this pdf link.
Registration is taken in person or by phone on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call Carole Lynn Stratdman at 440-871-2900, ext. 211 to secure your space. We suggest you sign up as soon as possible after registration opens because this camp fills quickly!
Monday, April 12, 2010
There's a perfectly natural explanation for the large groups of birds observed downtown. Gulls are nature's "clean-up crew." These scavengers do well in populated settings along the lakeshore because of the abundant food sources.