Be Kind, Don’t Feed the Birds
Elk Grove Park Lake is home to a wide variety of ducks, geese and other waterfowl. These animals are enjoyed by thousands of park visitors every year, and many people bring food to feed them. Unfortunately, this simple pastime is actually very bad for the birds.
Human foods, such as bread, chips, and crackers, lack the nutrients birds need to stay healthy, and can lead to serious health conditions. Birds that routinely eat human foods can develop a deformity, known as angel wing, and lose their ability to fly.
Here are a few ways to enjoy birds without feeding them:
- Sketch, paint or take a photograph.
- Document your observations in a bird watching journal.
Remember to be kind, don’t feed the birds.
Partners for Parks
Consider joining Partners for Parks if you would like to help protect Elk Grove Park Lake and the wildlife that lives there.