Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Getting squirrelly in DC

Some Washingtonians love them. Some hate them. But perhaps the prevailing sentiment toward the city's squirrels is indifference. After all, seeing a gray squirrel rushing around downtown as if he has important places to be is about as unusual as seeing a guy in a charcoal suit doing the same. But it wasn't always that way. A little more than a century ago, the District's downtown parks and green spaces didn't have a squirrel population to speak of. Eastern gray squirrels are native to this area, but they had been largely wiped out in the most urban parts of town by the late 19th century because of hunting, which wasn't outlawed in much of the city until 1906. Looking to fill the squirrel vacuum, nature lovers, government officials and other civic-minded residents in the early 1900s pushed to have areas including Lafayette Square, the U.S. Capitol grounds and the Mall stocked with squirrels. The organized release of gray squirrels into Washington's parks and green spaces is a little-known chapter in the story of the city's development. Even park historians and scientists who have studied the District's squirrel populations weren't aware of these squirrel-stocking endeavors. Source: Washington Post (via corsinet)

1 comment:

doron said...

here you can find Viagra the best solution for ED treatment ,
Viagra every 6 hours every day. Buy Viagra

yes or no Viagra

There are many online pharmacies were you can find

Viagra
online and prices will be much cheaper
, Generic Viagra more over you can always Viagra On the street, Viagrafor money to
Buy Viagra Online is the best.viagra no prescription

In adition you can use Cheap Viagra you can buy Cheap Viagra online yes now you can buy Cheap Viagraor you can look forCialis for the same and some times Buy Cialis a longer lasting result!

Cialis in fact is similar to viagra in it’s affect.
Cialis is one of the most effective meal
Buy Cialis Online enhancement medications online ! Buy Cialis Online with most online pharmacies. Buy Phentermine Online it is a worldwide known drug Buy Phentermine Online
can be found on the web on numerous locations.
Buy Phentermine Online

More over yes now Buy Phentermine Online is known for it’s results
Xanax Online
is an anti anxiety medication Xanax is a short-acting drug
Buy Xanax is used to treat anxiety Buy Xanax online. best online pharmacy for you.

Vicodin Online narcotic analgesic product

Buy Vicodin relieve moderate to severe pain
Viagra Alternative You can find Buy Vicodin and
Buy Valium to treat anxiety disorders. Ultram on sale Ultram best price Ultram cheap pharmacy Ambien best price Cialis online today Cialis is known for it’s results Valium online sale Valium online sale Buy Valium
today Buy Xanax Online cheap prices Buy Xanax online today.