Click the photo for more information on all of these adoptable Upper Valley pets, including wonderful bunnies Kelso and Hyde!
Speaking of bunnies! If I may, here’s a poster from Rabbitron.com about buying rabbits as Easter gifts and why it should be discouraged.
What’s up with the bunny post?
I happen to have two funny buns that I adopted from UVHS. Peanut, who was 8 years old at the time I adopted him, was adopted exactly two years ago on Sunday, meaning that he will be 10 years old! So the experts aren’t kidding around when they say that rabbits can easily live for a decade or more.
And, just to leave you with some gratuitous bunny pics, here’s the other bun I adopted from UVHS, Flip-Flop. She was adopted in 2014 and is now about 5 or 6 years old.
And, last but not least, Flip-Flop with her best bud Bartleby, from the Animal Rescue League of Dedham, Mass. He is an estimated 6-7 years old.
All that said: If you decide you ARE ready for a bunny — not as a spur-of-the-moment toy, but as a long-term pet — we hope you consider giving Kelso and Hyde a shot. ❤
Hanover High School students walked out of class at the end of the day today to protest gun violence, marching to the post office to send handwritten post cards to legislators. Read more in Saturday’s Valley News.
The Windsor vs. Thetford championship of 2017 was quite the last-minute nail-biter, with Thetford coming out on top, 53-52, after trailing by 15 points with fewer than six minutes to play.
Full disclosure: My husband grew up in Thetford and had been working at Thetford Academy for a few years at the time, so the come-from-behind victory was pretty thrilling to witness (see video). But overall, I’m always just looking for an exciting game between two good teams, and this one promises to deliver.
It’s all going down at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Barre Auditorium.
Annual N.H. mid-winter bald eagle count (yes that’s a thing) documents nine of the birds along the Connecticut River
That’s according to this news release from N.H. Fish and Game.
- Wildlife watchers counted a total of 97 bald eagles in the Granite State.
- Those along the Connecticut River included seven adults and two juveniles.
- The 38th annual count was coordinated by N.H. Audubon in collaboration with the N.H. Fish and Game Department’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program, and it took place during a two-week period in January.
And here’s how the total tally compares to years past:
So, what about that drop from 110 in 2015 to 97 in 2018 mean? From the release:
As for longer-term trends, aside from this year’s drop, the number of eagles counted during the mid-winter survey in New Hampshire has been nearly doubling every 10 years.
“In 2017, the bald eagle was removed from the State Threatened and Endangered Species List due to their remarkable recovery,” said Sandra Houghton, a biologist with NH Fish and Game’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program. “Monitoring wildlife populations through efforts like this helps us evaluate the success of recovery efforts.”
I’ve been lucky enough to attend two release of rehabilitated bald eagles along the Connecticut River (both of the release sites were in Vermont), and took videos at both.