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Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

That opossum in your yard is no pest

combination image of opossums in spring and winter

By MICHAEL W. DOMINOWSKI The Greenbelt Conservancy When the weather eventually warms after a too-long winter, prompting the trees to green up and the dandelions to once again invade the lawn, it also brings out bugs of every sort. We would be overrun by them were it not for our neighbors the birds. But when…

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Living with deer in Staten Island and how to avoid tick bites

Deer populations are increasing across the United States. In fact, there are more deer in North America today than any time in history. Within New York City, populations of white-tailed deer are growing and expanding in the north Bronx and Staten Island. Deer benefit from abundant food and shelter available in those boroughs’ parks and green spaces.

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