This publication offers information on building materials, construction, when and where to place box, and competition for nesting space. Also suggests ways to protect from predators as well as maintenance of nest boxes.
Our homes and gardens often overlap with spaces and resources used by wild animals, both native and non-native. A "shared habitat" situation can pose some challenges when the animals' day-to-day activities come into conflict with ours. This publication gives an overview of how and why human-wildlife conflicts happen, then offers some general tips and strategies to help you handle wildlife problems safely and legally.
In general, rockchucks (aka woodchucks) prefer open farmland and the surrounding wooded or brushy areas adjacent to open land. Burrows commonly are located in fields and pastures, along fence rows, stone walls, roadsides, and near building foundations or the bases of trees.
Rene M. Bollengier Jr. |
Jul 1994 |
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Q: In Astoria, a lizard frequently finds its way into our ground-level apartment, coming in through the adjacent garage. It's been relocated to various places several yards away, and within a week or so, it's back. We're here twice a year for a total of about four to five months each year, and at least twice have found skin it has shed. Do you have any idea what it is and what it is looking for inside the house?