Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nature's cycles

The bluebird nestlings in the Museum's box have been (re)cycled into rat snake, a not surprising aspect of unprotected bluebird boxes.

The culprit was caught in a series of webcam images, sent by Jeff Appling (his son had set up the box and webcam) and reported by Christian Cicimurri (whose computer 'hosts' the webcam).

We'll probably need to add snake protection to this box, as we have a healthy population of rat snakes in the Discovery Center and Geology Museum area. They basically function like squirrel baffles, preventing a snake from climbing up the pole that supports the birdhouse.

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