City Club Examines Populations Sharing Habitat

City Club LogoAre raccoons ransacking your garbage? Are deer eating your daffodils? Is there a skunk under your porch? Well, if you have any of these wildlife visitors, you may be interested in attending the City Club’s meeting this month on Monday, March 10. The theme of this meeting will be “Living with Wildlife,” with tips on how to co-exist with woodland critters in Corvallis.

As the population of humans in a certain place grows, people and wildlife are often forced to share the same habitat. As this habitat is decreased, the animals tend to find food and other resources, like nesting sites, inside populated areas. Guest speakers from two organizations will share their knowledge of wildlife; Nancy Taylor from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will speak about disease and nuisance calls that are received each year, and Jeff Picton, director of Chintimini Wildlife Center, will talk about what to do if sick or injured animals are found on your property. Both speakers have 25 years of experience in their respective fields.

The City Club meets in the Les Schwab Gym at the Boys & Girls Club, 1112 NW Circle Boulevard. The meeting begins at noon, with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. Attendance is free, and a buffet lunch provided by Qdoba with vegetarian and gluten-free options will be provided for $10 for members and $12 for non-members. To register, send an email to nickhoutman8@aol.com with “City Club March 10” in the subject line by Friday, March 7.

by Kyra Young

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