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It is time for the third annual winter photography contest! Submit your photos to us through this page or send them to manager@wheatleyriver.ca. Spend some time outdoors with your camera or send us a favourite photo you've taken in the area. The contest will once again be judged by John Sylvester and submissions will be accepted until January 15. We are looking forward to seeing your photographs! ... See MoreSee Less

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December 2017 Update
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The PEI Winter Woodlot Tour is now on instagram! What are some of your memorable moments from the PEI Winter Woodlot Tour? Please follow and share your photos on instagram #winterwoodlottour

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REGARDING BIRD FEEDERS!! We have received a lot of inquires regarding bird feeders and how long to keep them down for. The following is an update from David Currie of Nova Scotia Bird Society. It's been a tough Summer for the finches as it has for those of us who enjoy having the bird activity in backyards. Thousands of people heeded the call in July and voluntarily took down seed feeders, covered bird baths and carefully cleaned up potential transmission sites of this relatively new disease. Here's some of what we know. Currently there are still sick or dead birds, mostly purple finches, being reported to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative in Prince Edward Island. The good news is that there are far fewer than we experienced in July and August. This due, at least in part to the many fewer feeding sites. The parasite does well in warm temperatures and is transmitted from an infected bird to a healthy bird or a live parasite is picked up by a healthy bird. Bird baths, feeders with thistle, millet and black oil seed, platform feeders and seed on the ground that allow for birds to feed in unnaturally close quarters are almost certainly contributing to the transmission of the disease. We also can expect to see this disease again next summer and we hope our members will keep us informed if anything unusual occurs. As hard as this is for many of us who enjoy birds on our property through bird feeding, experts agree that there is no biological benefit to feeding birds in summer months and we really should consider winter bird feeding where there is a benefit to the birds. Planting natural food, bird houses and shelters may be a suitable option for some people. At this point, we are suggesting that people consider keeping the seed feeders down until cooler temperatures in October. Thank you again for the massive and positive response to this problem. This is an update on Trichomonosis by David Currie from the N S Bird Society...For more information on this disease click on the following link www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/bird-infection-atlantic-canada-1.4199049 #hopeforwildlife #trichomonosis #birddisease #finches #purplefinch #birds

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