Country Ecology: Pine Siskens

Country Ecology: Pine Siskens

Acrobatic as well as aggressive, the versatile pine siskin will feed from tube feeders, trays, or globe feeders, thistle sacks, and occasionally on the ground for spilled seed there. They balance easily on the many diverse swaying devices we put out for winter birds we enjoy attracting. Where they appear is always a surprise. It’s all about the availability of the local food supply.

Country Ecology: Bobcats

Country Ecology: Bobcats

The bobcat is an adaptable predator that inhabits wooded areas as well as suburban backyards, forest edges, and swampy environments. It remains in some of its original range, but local populations are vulnerable to our many roads and also extirpation by coyotes and domestic animals. Bobcat sightings have become frequent in the Ossipee Lake area, making it timely to reprint this Country Ecology article.