The effect of Fipronil
Aug03

The effect of Fipronil

Fipronil is a broad-spectrum insecticide which belongs to the phenyl pyrazole chemical family. Fipronil disrupts the insect central nervous system by blocking GABA-gated chloride channels and glutamate-gated chloride (GluCl) channels. This causes hyperexcitation of contaminated insects‘ nerves and muscles. Fipronil is used as the active ingredient in flea control...

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Don’t be …
Mai07

Don’t be …

  … a fawn napper!   Think Twice Before Rescuing Young Wildlife Each year the Department of Natural Resources (UNB) receives numerous calls from citizens who, with the best of intentions, have “rescued” a young wild animal and are seeking tips on how to properly care for it. However, many times these citizens are endangering the lives of young wildlife by interfering with their natural adaptation and learning of basic...

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Born to be free …
Feb18

Born to be free …

  The first hare are born … PLEASE … don’t touch them … don’t take them away … The leverets are not orphaned!!! European hares have a prolonged breeding season which lasts from January to August. Females, or does, can be found pregnant in all breeding months and males, or bucks, are fertile all year round except during October and November. After this hiatus, the size and activity of...

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The lie about Glyphosate
Feb16

The lie about Glyphosate

  Glyphosate (often known by its original brand name, Roundup) is the most widely used agricultural chemical in the world. What, if anything, is it doing to our nature and people?   Glyphosate and Cancer „I bring this up because of some recent (and seemingly contradictory) news items. A group of farmers is suing Monsanto, the compound’s original developers, because they claim that the company knew of (and deliberately...

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Angel Wing Desease …
Feb12

Angel Wing Desease …

  How Can I Help? Angel wing can be drastically reduced by not feeding birds “people food,” including white bread, popcorn, or crackers. This simple rule will literally save lives. This doesn’t mean the enjoyable and bonding activity of feeding birds must be eliminated – you just have to identify areas where feeding waterfowl is supported, and offer the birds the right food to sustain their health. Nutritious waterfowl feed or...

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