Coyote Sightings On The Rise
In recent weeks we have had several coyote sightings at the Preserve and in the N.Buckhead neighborhood. Our urban wildlife friends are growing in population and coyotes are just one of many species such as deer, raccoons, beavers and wild turkeys whose populations on the rise. These animals are thriving living off food from our garbage cans, our pet's food and birdseed.
An article in TIME magazine this week noted that the urban deer population is at 32 million! What to do? Urban wildlife is here to stay including coyotes, who are not considered a threat to humans but are actually beneficial as a predator for some of the urban wildlife overpopulation including rats. So, secure your garbage cans! Don't leave bowls of pet food outside and supervise small dogs and cats when they are outside. Learning to live with wildlife is the key to good interspecies cohabitation!
We had a wonderful event last month and want to thank our hosts Colie and Brince Neidlinger for sharing their beautiful home with us!
Knit For Nature
Atlanta Audubon and The Preserve are reaching out to all of you who knit and crochet to create pieces to make a sweater for our dogwood tree at the Preserve. We hope this fun way of drawing attention to our tree will advertise the benefits of supporting habitat for trees and birds in an urban place. Can you knit 1-4 small pieces to be donated for this project? You can drop off your pieces at the Preserve or attend a piecing day when the sweater is assembled (date to be announced).
Also, there is interest in having knit in days at the Preserve during the week when you can join like minded folks, meet new friends and share a cup of Audubon coffee. Interested? Call Nancy at Blue Heron, 404-345-1008.