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Picture of the week: Tree Swallow in Flight



Tree Swallow feeding young. Photo by Robert John.
Photo by Robert John of Woodstock CT. This Peterson nestbox has sides made of Hardiboard. It is mounted on an EMT pole (not visible in photo) with a wobbling baffle for a predator guard. The box is in a meadow near a pond.  

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You cannot begin to preserve any species of animal unless you preserve the habitat in which it dwells. Disturb or destroy that habitat and you will exterminate the species as surely as if you had shot it. So conservation means that [we] have to preserve forest and grassland, river and lake, even the sea itself. This is vital not only for the preservation of animal life generally, but for the future existence of man himself—a point that seems to escape many people.
-Gerald Durrell, The Nature Conservancy


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