National Wildlife Week coming

The Medicine River Wildlife Centre urges Central Albertans to mark National Wildlife Week until Sunday by making their yards safer for animals and birds.

The Medicine River Wildlife Centre urges Central Albertans to mark National Wildlife Week until Sunday by making their yards safer for animals and birds.

Wildlife-friendly yards minimize hazards to birds and animals, inconvenience for homeowners and the time, work and expense of organizations like the centre.

Among the measures you can take:

• Keep birds from striking windows with streamers and wind chimes

• Keep cats from roaming free

• Cover water barrels

• Eliminate garden netting

• Change to eco-friendly, organic products and eliminate chemicals

• Close in porch and shed bases to keep skunks and cats out

• Don’t leave pet food or garbage outside

• Wrap trees in burlap, mesh or other material to prevent damage from deer, porcupine or beaver

• Cover eavestrough, vents and other openings to keep out cavity nesting birds, squirrels and mice

• Don’t use sticky fly traps

– Screen chimneys to keep out squirrels, bats and birds

• Keep bird feeders high enough so animals can’t get to them

More information is available by contacting the centre at 403-728-3467 or info@mrwc.ca.

National Wildlife Week occurs annually the week in April to commemorate the birth of John “Wild Goose Jack” Miner, an Ontario bird bander and wildlife researcher widely regarded as the father of North American conservationism.

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