From using a water saving faucet, to energy efficient appliances to cleaning with non-toxic cleaners, going green in the kitchen can be great for the environment as well as for your budget. The average family uses several rolls of paper towels a week but you can reduce your usage by keeping some cloth towels handy in the kitchen and use those for wiping your hands, spills and other uses that would normally call for a paper towel. Use microfiber cloths to clean up spills. They are also great to clean glass, stainless steel, and stove tops, microwaves etc.
Please seek help, before intervening, if you are unsure if a bird is in trouble. This will prevent you from unknowingly committing a 'birdnappping', and eliminating an otherwise healthy birds chances for a natural upbringing by its parents.
They do not care if you touch their babies, in fact would far prefer you pick up and replace a wayward nestling than not. On Vancouver Island over half of our birds are ground nesters, not tree or bush nesters. It is not only common for a nest to be at or near the ground, this is normal for many species.
Fledgling mostly or fully feathered birds, as yet unable to fly birds also spend time on the ground, often several weeks while gaining strength in their wings. Please do not 'birdnap' a perfectly normal bird. Please keep cats indoors, or restrained via leashes or enclosures when outside.
The toll cats exact on the young, flightless birds is horrendous, unnatural yes I did say unnatural, cats ARE NOT a normal or rightful predator of Island wildlifeand completely unnecessary. If a plague, oil spill, or toxic waste dump was putting our bird populations at risk no one would tolerate this, so why would anyone think it was 'okay' for pets to attack, maim and kill them.
Hatchlings A chick that is just hours or days old, naked, perhaps some fluff.
Should be in the nest, being cared for by its parents. Nestling A chick that is eyes open, lots of downy feathers, unable to fly.
Fledgling A baby bird that looks almost or is fully feathered. At this age it is commonly out of the nest, as yet, unable to fly, often on the ground hopping around. It is still being cared for by its parents, and is just starting to self feed. Always seek help, it is illegal to keep a wild bird, even though you may be saving its life, only a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator can legally keep and care for orphaned or injured songbirds.
Adult Birds A fully grown, long tail feathered bird that is acting strangely may be ill or injured. Usual causes for an adult bird to be in distress are impact injury, parasite infestation, emaciation, and cat attack. Impact Injury This is normally a result of being hit by a car or flying into a glass window.
Generally the bird appears groggy, and often appears unfrightened and is unable to stand or fly. If you witnessed the impact, or it is obvious from the location you found the bird that this is the problem get a cardboard box, just large enough to hold the bird, and punch it full of ventilation holes this prevents over heating.
Carefully place the bird inside and close it, securely, to prevent the bird from escaping once it 'wakes up'. Put the box in a very quiet, dark place cool area in summer, warm area in winter and leave the bird completely alone for an hour.
In the meantime contact a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and explain the situation as fully as possible. Often after an hour the bird is fully recovered and can simply be set free, if after three hours it has not fully recovered it must be taken to a Vet Clinic or Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre as it will require long term care, medication and other treatments.
Birds run into windows as they do not 'see' the glass.Jul 07, · The monitoring program includes a unique public involvement effort, I Wildlife Watch, in which citizens are encouraged to help gather data on wildlife in the area and to report wildlife sightings – including live animals or victims of collisions with vehicles.
Wild animals live in and explore a wide variety of places, from remote forest and desert habitat to the noisy, flashing, hard-edged confines of bustling cities. When considering interstate or international travel for captive wildlife species or hybrids of such, plan ahead because some preparations may need to start months in advance.
The information contained in this section is supplemental to Transporting Animals - Basic Requirements and Considerations. But we need not be anglers, hunters, bird watchers, or amateur photographers to treasure wildlife and the wonders of the outdoor world. Millions of us hike, bike, climb mountains, camp, boat, canoe, shoot rapids, and sail, finding renewal and relaxation in the places that hundreds of animal and plant species call home.
The production and dyeing of any clothing material must be carefully regulated to protect the environment. Fur tanning ('dressing') and coloring, however, are designed to preserve fur hairs and follicles, rather than remove them from the hide, as in leather tanning.
What can you do to help protect wildlife? Here are 10 useful ideas, ranging from keeping your cat indoors to throwing away your bug zapper. 10 Things You Can Do to Help Wildlife Share Flipboard Email Print Animals and Nature.
Animals and Zoology hanging them from the proper height, and stocking them with the right food, and if you want.