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The Beauty of Backyard Birds, Part 2.

Please click on the photos to enlarge and clarify them. Maybe you’re interested in attracting birds to your yard, but you don’t want to deal with the expense and maintenance of birdhouses, birdfeeders or birdseed. If you fall into this camp, I thought I’d share something that my wife, Lori, is now doing. Recently, Lori […]

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The Beauty of Backyard Birds.

Please click on the images to magnify and clarify them. Want to add a little beauty and life to your backyard? Try putting up a birdfeeder or two. In our yard, we have hanging wire feeders for peanuts, sunflower seeds, thistle, and suet. We also put birdseed in a stone bowl and spread some on […]

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Compassionately Dealing with the Issue of Pet Abandonment.

Note: Please click on the photos to enlarge and clarify them. People abandon their pets for a number of reasons and Oakland is not immune to this problem. Sometimes people abandon a pet because they lost their job or their home and they aren’t able to find someone to take their pet in. Other times, a pet may be […]

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Enjoying Oakland’s Wildlife

For a city of 400,000 people, Oakland has surprisingly abundant wildlife living within its borders. Did you know that we have wild bobcats, coyotes, black-tailed mule deer, and gray and red foxes living in our midst, along with the more commonly seen raccoons, opossums, skunks, and squirrels? While many of these mammals remain in the […]

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