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Re: E-M:/ Now Eagles



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Enviro-Mich message from "Derek J. Stratelak" <estratelak@home.com>
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In the winter months eagles can be seen hunting diver ducks and fish in
lower Lake St. Clare where the lake flows into the Detroit River.  This area
seldom freezes during even the coldest winters, so the eagles have a food
source.  They use Peche Island for roosting.  They can be observed from
several of the parks in the various Grosse Points that are near the open
water.
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From: "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
To: <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2001 9:56 PM
Subject: E-M:/ Now Eagles


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> Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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> At 08:29 PM 10/21/2001 -0400, you wrote:
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> >Enviro-Mich message from Evans <imagine@bignetnorth.net>
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> >Also, to make matters worse, they reproduce at a high rate and because
> >they don't
> >have a natural predator, there's nothing to keep their numbers in
control.
>
> Just as I thought when I saw these masses of beetles
> hanging out....it all gets back to illicit insect sex...
>
> But on a much more positive note.....
>
> I grew up in a time when you never saw eagles in
> Michigan because of the pesticide-related eggshell thinning
> so much reduced their numbers.
>
> So in my adulthood I am just utterly
> delighted to regularly see bald-headed eagles flying around
> while driving up US 127 and I-75 north of Harrison.
>
> However I was stunned to see about a month ago a bald-headed
> eagle hunting over the Tittabawassee River about 200 feet
> north of the M-46 bridge in suburban Saginaw...complete with
> all of the sprawl and development in that location.
>
> Is it unusual to see these birds this far south and hanging out
> in suburban fringes of Michigan?
>
>
>
>
>
>
> >When we were in Kalamazoo there would be thousands of them on the outside
> >of the
> >house.  It's even worse the farther south you go.  A friend just got back
from
> >Ohio and said she would go outside and there would be swarms of them
> >everywhere.
> >That's what happens when we introduce non-native species (insect, plant
or
> >animal).  The native species get choked out and the non-native become
totally
> >invasive.  You think we'd learn.          ~Monica
> >
> >
> >William Tobler wrote:
> >
> >
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> > > Enviro-Mich message from "William Tobler"
<WilliamTobler@CrittersWoods.org>
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> > > Can't we blame MDEQ somehow?  Such nice folks deserve the credit.
> > > Anyway, we have thousands of them on the south side of our home.  They
now
> > > even outnumber the boxelder beetles.  Each opening of the door, lets
in 50.
> > > And they bite. (Boxelder beetles don't bite.  They just poop.)  Last
year
> > > was pretty much the first time I've seen them.  Word has it (as
Ishgooda
> > > explains) that it was another intentional release of an uncontrolled
pest.
> > > Like the Gypsy Moth.
> > >
> > > Bill
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Ishgooda" <ishgooda@voyager.net>
> > > To: "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
> > > Cc: <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
> > > Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2001 3:21 PM
> > > Subject: Re: E-M:/ Lady Beetles
> > >
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> > > > Enviro-Mich message from Ishgooda <ishgooda@voyager.net>
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> > > > They are an Asian look alike (no spots, however) for the more
familiar
> > > Lady Bug.  They were introduced in to Louisiana a few years ago to eat
the
> > > overabundance of aphids which were eating crops.  without natural
> > predators,
> > > the newly introduced carnivores are eating their way through the
midwest to
> > > the east coast.
> > > > Got five them in my bed room last night and another which is
> > presently out
> > > of sight at the ,moment.
> > > > Ontario is also infested, and questions about them have come in from
as
> > > far south as TN.
> > > > Ish
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > At 02:54 PM 10/21/2001 -0400, you wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >Has anyone noticed some kind of unusual
> > > > >superabundance of lady beetles in Michigan
> > > > >in the last month?  In my 50+ years I've
> > > > >never seen so many of them.   If there is
> > > > >an unusual superabundance of lady beetles,
> > > > >what has caused this??
> > > >
> > > >
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