November 1, 2012 —
Our region is blessed with many diverse habitats. Moving from mountain to valley will bring a whole different range of fauna and flora that can be seen. The arrival of fall brings much change as animals hibernate or migrate, and we see many visitors that are passing through or overwinter here.
Many people have become familiar with various species to the extent of knowing which ones are “good” or “bad” due to such things as what they eat, where they nest or roost, or even what they look like.
Many critters can be on both sides of the fence in their interaction with people. With Halloween here, I have included a few examples of “the good, the bad, and the ugly.” These are examples of nature’s “trick or treat.”