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Picture of the Week – Brave White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted nuthatch in nestbox. Photo by Bet Zimmerman.
This incubating female would NOT leave the box while I counted eggs (of which there were seven). Photo by Bet Zimmerman

WBNU. Photo by Bet Zimmerman.

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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.
-Gerald Durrell, The Nature Conservancy


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