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Date Posted: 06:59:17 03/21/10 Sun
Author: Dennis
Author Host/IP: NoHost /
Subject: Re: Flyers on the (under)ground
In reply to: S.K. Dixon 's message, "Re: Flyers on the (under)ground" on 11:09:39 03/18/10 Thu

The article sounds as though the writer was forced to take the assignment rather than glad to do it. I hope they
eventually have proof the poles are being used or there
isn't much chance of more being done.

BTW, if I got this in an e-mail I don't remember seeing it.
Thanks for posting the link.

>And this is another link: >target=_blank

>This occured in Graham County, NC, which is where we
>spend 6 months of the year. (Dennis, I thought I had
>sent this article link to you, Ags, and Bev--maybe it
>did not get through--operator (my) error stuff!)
>Anyhow, the editor of the paper was NOT at all
>impressed by this aid offered to flyers and has
>invoked my ire several times with his comments (even
>recently). Hope the link will work, even if you have
>to copy and paste. BTW, about 2 or 3 years ago I saw
>my first (and only) northern flyer; he was in an old
>hemlock near our shed. Only saw him the one time.
>>I just paid a return visit to the Forum and decided to
>>help answer some questions that were raised regarding
>>the flying squirrels' aversion to road-crossing and,
>>in general, avoiding situations where it is "in the
>>open" and away from the the relative safety of the
>>forest or treed areas with over and under-story
>>vegetative growth.
>>Gliding poles were erected by North Carolina Wildlife
>>Resources Commission (NCWRC) to facilitate crossing a
>>Visit >>href="http://www.flyingsquirrels.com/Misc/roadcrossing
>>html" target="_blank">this page
for more complete
>>information and a photo of a flying squirrel gliding
>>pole being erected by the utility company for NCWRC.
>>>I am from an area of MN where there are stretches
>>>no "aerial help" where both Southerns and Northerns
>>>are native. So I can see how it would happen, but
>>>wondering in the study, what were the criteria? How
>>>far away from the road would this stuff have to be to
>>>qualify? Hmmm...

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