Bird Observer - The New England Birding Journal

Bird Observer

The Birding Journal for New England

October 2018

Vol. 46, No. 5

Musings from the Blind Birder: When Our Beloved Birds Are Not So Beloved

Martha Steele

At my mother's home in Vermont, we have raspberry and blueberry patches, as well as a modest garden where we attempt to grow about a dozen vegetables and fruits. Her house and gardens are within a five-acre area of open fields with shrubs and several apple trees, all surrounded by 115 acres of mixed hardwood and coniferous forest. As you might imagine, if you want a garden or fruit patches, you had better be prepared for more than a few visits from wildlife.

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