North Ponds

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Gary Rossetto Thur. 10AM November 20, 2007 Preserving the North Area Ponds The North Davis Ponds were established as a drainage system for the community, however they also function as a habitat for small animals and migrating waterfowl. One pond is fairly natural and its water level is dependent on weather and water that flows into storm drains. The other pond seems much more artificial, and it’s water is regulated year round by the city. These ponds serve as a habitat for many species of animals. The presence of house cats in the area has become an increasing problem. They severely decrease songbird and other small animal populations. In order to restore these populations to their natural levels, it is necessary to reduce the number of house cats in the area. Since these ponds serve as a wildlife refuge in a suburban area, it is our responsibility to maintain healthy populations of all native species. It is surprising how close the area’s wildlife is to houses, soccer fields, and a children's park. Houses directly border the pond on its south side. The less natural of the two ponds is entirely surrounded by grass and a paved walkway. There are two wooden decks that extend out to the edges of the pond. They provide the public with a closer encounter with the wildlife. The area’s most prominent animals are the Canadian Geese. They gather in groups on the grassy fields, and swim
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course WFC 10 taught by Professor Moyle during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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