Sunday, April 09, 2006

Coyote and Snipe letters

Christine Karatnytsky writes in response to the coyote report:


I wonder if, along with a car-free Central Park, we can agitate for a poison-free Central Park?

Heartworm is a devastating but treatable illness if caught in time. Rat poison, as you've observed in your years of nature-watching in the Park, is always deadly, often where least intended.


P.S. I saw the snipe, too!

Jack Meyer comments on the changing name of the Wilson's/Common Snipe:

You only gave half the story on the Common-Wilson's Snipe. When I first got interested in birds, in the late 1940s, it was Wilson's (just checked my memory with my 1947 Peterson). Then Common, now back to Wilson's.


PS. Pictured above, a more recent edition.