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Trick or treat

Turkey vultures serve as nature’s “clean up crew” due to their diet and will sometimes be observed along a roadside eating carrion that nothing else will go near. Their “trick” is occasionally picking rooflines of homes as roost sites leaving an unwanted “whitewash” calling card on the roof or ground.

November 1, 2012

Our region is blessed with many diverse habitats. Moving from mountain to valley will bring a whole different range of fauna and flora that can be seen. The arrival of fall brings much change as animals hibernate or migrate, and we see many visitors that are passing through or overwinter here.

Many people have become familiar with various species to the extent of knowing which ones are “good” or “bad” due to such things as what they eat, where they nest or roost, or even what they look like.

Many critters can be on both sides of the fence in their interaction with people. With Halloween here, I have included a few examples of “the good, the bad, and the ugly.” These are examples of nature’s “trick or treat.”