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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Friday, February 5, 2016

20 to 30%of all households in Australia, Europe and the United States put out food to attract birds to their yards.................. Americans spend over $3 billion each year on food for wild birds..............Even though there have been numerous studies suggesting that we might be harming the birds via bacteria building up in bird feeders,,,,,,,,,,Even though we may be changing the over-wintering habits of certain bird species,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Even though we might be changing the foraging habits of other wildlife species via these artificial handouts, subsequently causing us stress and discomfort via their presence(e.g bird food attracts squirrels which attracts coyotes, bears, foxes, etc) ------Nonetheless, we human animals continue to go about our bird feeding behaviour----WHY?.............."The British nature writer Mark Cocker holds that the ‘‘simple, Franciscan act of giving to birds makes us feel good about life, and redeems us in some fundamental way"...........’’This sense of personal redemption is intimately tied up with the history of bird-­feeding"........... "The practice grew out of the humanitarian movement in the 19th century, which saw compassion toward those in need as a mark of the enlightened individual"..........Perhaps we simply feed birds and other wild creatures because it abates our feelings of loneliness......... "And that is why many of us feed animals — not merely because it’s satisfying to feel we have helped them, but because it surrounds us with creatures that know us, are able to forge bonds with us, have come to regard us as part of their world",d.cGc

Why Do We Feed Wild Animals?

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