Ways To Exercise In West KelownaOctober 23, 2019
The Tallus Ridge Nature Guide – Part 1January 30, 2020
Tallus Ridge is set against a natural backdrop filled with all that West Kelowna has to offer. Part of what that includes are some adorably, fuzzy, neighbours: Bears!
With the weather cooling down and beginning to dip beneath the freezing mark, many bears are stocking up for the winter so you may notice a few more sightings than usual. While we all love to see wildlife in action (the countless deer around Tallus Ridge for example), bears can pose a bit of a problem in an urban area. Not just for humans, but many bears end up being destroyed as a result of them wandering too close to human nature.
There are, however, steps you can take to help make sure you don’t find a bear in your backyard playing on your trampoline. The City of West Kelowna and WildSafeBC suggest the following:
- Securing garbage on non-collection days can prevent wildlife conflicts
- Put out garbage only on the morning of collection by 7 a.m.
- Keep your garbage bins clean
- Kindly encouraging neighbours to put out their garbage at the appropriate times too, and offer to help out if they are unable to do so
- Keep barbecues clean and covered
- Pick ripe fruit and nuts
- Clean up any fallen fruit and nuts
- Mix garden waste well into your compost
- Seal away and clean up any bird seed and pet food
- Do not leave a jar of honey outside, they love that
You can visit the WildSafeBC website for more information – https://wildsafebc.com