Backyard Biology

Nature stories from my backyard and beyond


Don't Feed the Ducks

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Caution: Feeding the ducks may be harmful!

Have you ever seen this sign posted at the edge of a pond and wondered exactly why feeding ducks may be harmful? After all, ducks need to eat, and feeding them makes people feel good - that they are doing something to help the wildlife. So where is the harm?