December’s Wildlife Poem

Hope Is Still Alive By Emile Pinet

The moon still circles the earth,

and the tidal-flows never cease.

Yet, as wildlife diminishes,

Man’s anxieties increase.

 

The sky’s still robin egg blue,

and honey tastes just as sweet.

Yet our cities are dirty,

and garbage litters the street.

 

Flowers still grow gorgeous blooms,

and the rains bring us water.

Yet the bulk of animals,

are pets or those we slaughter.

 

The sun still rises and sets,

and the seasons come and go.

Yet where is all the wildlife,

our children will never know?

 

Hope is still alive within

the trusting eyes of a child.

And yet once neutered and tamed,

can their world ever be wild?

Copyright 2015 Emile Prinet

Song Birds

Birds are on the ground learning to fly. This is called fledging. Some bird species such as robins and blue jays remain on the ground for weeks. These birds look clumsy and injured. Unless you see a visible injury, please leave the fledglings to learn on their own. Mothers are often close by. Cats and dogs are the fledgling’s worry. Please keep your cat or dog indoors during this time. If you see a fledgling on the street, gently place it under a bush in a cat or dog free area. Birds that have fallen out of the nest can be placed back into the nest. These birds will have little or no feathers. If the nest is destroyed, then make a nest from a Tupperware type bowl with paper towel inside and vent holes. Please the “nest” back in the tree. If the bird is injured, please contact a licensed rehabilitator.