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Saturday, June 06, 2015

"Wildlife has a culture. The culture of sticking to the rules of nature"

Bird Feeder
Living in upscale community in a city, traveling in an expensive car may be a luxury in some sense. Breathing fresh air, living in less noise and light polluted environments, listening to bird calls while being at home is also a luxury. One would prefer the latter option given the current chaotic metro city conditions.

A sprawling university campus, a small reserved forest, an agriculture land at the edge of the city, a water body that supplies drinking water to the town offer excellent window into the biodiversity.

Keeping the environments clean and hygiene not just meant for the human beings. One should
understand that wild life has a culture. The culture of sticking to the rules of nature. The otherwise cultured human being should maintain a clean environments so that the wild animals do not become scavengers. It’s also important to keep the man made scavengers away from the wildlife habitats. A science paper in UK published that there would 50% more passerine bird diversity in city gardens if crows are kept out.

Placing a nest box at home is helpful for the birds that cannot easily find a nesting site. Conveniently placed earthen pots (meant to grow plants at gardens) filled with water, is much more useful for birds, particularly during the summer months. Birds (even mammal like squirrels) are known to use water from such arrangements. Ants and insects use it to cool themselves. Cuckoo wasps congregate on them for cooling. These sources of drinking water and birdbaths give excellent opportunity to study birds and their behavior.

So please go ahead and contribute your bit to conserving nature and environment.

Contributed by Anand Kalinadhabhatla. He can be reached at G+, Facebook
(photo courtesy: EnigmaticIndia)

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