As human population grows, people and wildlife often find themselves living in close proximity. When wildlife habitat and food and water resources disappear, animal look for food and nest sites in homes and garages. While it is a joy to watch these animals up close, they can wreak havoc on gardens, houses, and often put themselves in harm’s way. Join the Corvallis City Club at their March 10 meeting to learn more about living with and enjoying the wildlife we have in our own backyards and neighborhoods.
Nancy Taylor, an Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife biologist, will provide information about how to co-exist with wildlife, from cougars to turkeys and rabbits to rats. Ms. Taylor has 25 years of experience in the field and is currently based in Adair. Jeff Picton, Executive Director of Chintimini Wildlife Center, will share tips and advice for dealing with orphaned and injured wildlife, a timely topic as spring approaches. Mr. Picton also has 25 years of experience serving his wildlife patients since he began Chintimini Wildlife Center in 1989.
The City Club meets in the Les Schwab Gym at the Boys & Girls Club, 1112 NW Circle. The meeting will begin at 12 noon, and doors will open at 11:30. As always, attendance is free. A buffet lunch will be catered by Qdoba with vegetarian and gluten-free options. The cost is $10 for members, $12 for non-members. To register, send e-mail to email@example.com with "City Club March 10" in the subject line by March 7.