Green Day @ The DEC – Today’s Wild Residents
During the Green Day, October 15, 2009, at the
The City of
Migliore also focused our attention to why wild residents are finding comfort in our backyards. Most of us homeowners are territorial and tend to put up fences in our yards and where we cannot do that, most will outline their yard with landscaping. This becomes a green haven for wildlife to live.
Some of the wildlife in the Dublin/Columbus area include: skunks, deer, coyote, Canadian geese, eastern bluebirds and bats. Mimi brought pelt samples and works of taxidermy that showcased some local critters. She highlighted some tips we may want to consider in dealing with these wild residents.
The striped skunk commonly hangs out in residential neighborhoods and they love window wells, hiding under decks, and getting into our trash. It is common to find skunks migrating during their mating season in February and March. To exist cooperatively with them, it’s important to understand that bird feeders are like a McDonald’s drive thru to Skunks, an easy meal. So fill your bird feeders with no more than a cup of food once a day.
The whitetail deer population vanished in
Canadian Geese were uncommon the first half of the 20th century, but today they are abundant. Typically, if you live near a waterway or pond you will likely see these geese. It is important to use techniques to scare geese away or divert yourself from their path.
Mimi closed by talking about effective ways to live with wildlife including respecting them, expecting them and dissuading them from coming to your yard. The City of
To contact Mimi call 614-410-4730 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org