Wednesday, August 1, 2012

We Live Here: Three refuges

 These trees serve as a refuge for wildlife

This post concludes my We Live Here series (see July 22nd post) to raise awareness about wildlife habitat and how you can help maintain and preserve it.

Please don't grind tree stumps or cut less than perfect tree trunks down. These important cavity trees provide much needed habitat and temporary shelter for a wide variety of wildlife: mice; chipmunks; squirrels; opossums; raccoons; owls; mink; tree frogs; snails; bees; butterflies and more.

Cavity trees are becoming scarce due to current cutting practices; it is vital that we preserve those that remain. Protect them on your property and encourage friends and neighbors to do the same. 

We can all live here together.  

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