House SparrowsPicture of the Week: HOSP on the HOUSE

Picture of the Week: HOSP on the HOUSE

House Sparrow House. Photo by Tammy Seaman.
Photo by Tammy Seaman.

This photo was taken on September 26, 2008. It is the house of a roof in Ohio that belongs to the neighbor of a bluebirder. Imagine the challenge of trying to raise bluebirds with this many House Sparrows around. The bluebirder does trap regularly (catching 273 in 2008), but the infestation continues.

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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 you 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.
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