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Bison Quest Turf Wars May 31, 2009

Filed under: ecology,Musings,wildlife — bisonquest @ 6:54 pm

I was visiting with one of our guests and she made a statement that set me to thinking. Her comment was, “It’s so peaceful and quiet at the camp – none of the strife and noise of the outside world.” While it’s a common concept that nature is peaceful and quiet (and it’s a great marketing ploy) as a wildlife biologist in charge of facts, I needed to bring some reality into this statement.  Sooo……. I’m going to start a little series over the next week or two comparing our Bison Quest camp here at Wild Echo, with the big cities that many of our guests live in. Let’s just see if, indeed, Wild Echo Bison Reserve really is a place of quiet with a peaceful population who all get along. And we’re going to start with something that all of you in the big cities know as….. turf wars!

You say you have drive by shootings and gangs arguing over who can control what part of town. Well – here at camp we have some bird feeders and right now the feeder full of thistle seeds is getting downright dangerous.  Today, we’re featuring the Pine Siskin gang.  Like any self respecting gang, the Siskin gang is experiencing dissension within the ranks – which leads to aerial confusion as the gang members jockey for position.

Dissension in the ranks

Dissension in the ranks

Leads to aerial confusion

Leads to aerial confusion

There's one in every crowd - the Peacenik - who gets along with everyone.

There's one in every crowd - the Peacenik - who gets along with everyone.


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