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Want to help wildlife? Avoid this common but deadly hazard

Want to help wildlife? Avoid this common but deadly hazard

While strolling through the grocery aisles recently, I headed down the pet food aisle to grab some dog food.

I should confess that I don’t actually have a dog – but I do have a voracious family of crows that knows I’m a sucker. So I keep myself stocked with treats to stay in their good graces.

But I digress….

As I made my way down the aisle, I passed a number of traps & other contraptions aimed at managing resident rodent populations. And while normally I don’t pay them any mind, this time one in particular caught my eye.

Now, we could go in circles arguing about whether you “should” kill mice, whether they have a “right” to exist or any number of similar points – but I’m not interested in arguing.

Because mice can inflict damage to your home & belongings, and I understand that many people feel that removing them permanently is the best course of action. Especially when you’re talking about electrical damage that puts your family at risk or hundreds of dollars in damage to your car.

And in those cases, I’m not going to object to the use of quick traps or other lethal methods that end their lives swiftly.

But bait stations are another story altogether. 

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OFES Benefit

Birds Take Flight – A Fundraising Celebration of Nature and Birds through the Arts! Please join us for an evening of arts and birds to benefit OFES! Saturday, May 10  •  3pm – 7pm Shelburne Farms Coach Barn Silent Auction: 3:00pm-6:30pm 6:30pm-7:00pm Owl Release For more information, click here (OFESbenefitinfo).   Schedule: 3:00pm: Welcome! Meet… Continue Reading

Bake Sale to Benefit OFES

Volunteers will hold a bake sale to benefit OFES at the Friends of Pierson Library book sale in Shelburne this weekend.  Delicious baked goods will be available for purchase on Friday evening at the pre-sale, as well as all day Saturday and Sunday during book sale hours.  The book sale will be open on Saturday,… Continue Reading


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