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birds-seasonal Male House Wren standing on a tdwig and singing.
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Male and female birds must find each other, but how? Trees, plants, hills and human structures are sight barriers. Even in trees, birds may not see others.

Mammals House mouse peeking out of a group of yellow flowers.
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The most common mouse in the U.S., they’re seen as pests. But they’re beneficial as predators of insects and as food for other animals.

Mammals
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In the U.S., there are three species of flower-eating bats, 44 species of insect-eating bats. Persistent myths give a false impression they’re dangerous.

Mammals Striped Skunk standing on ground with sparse vegetation.
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Skunks are known best as stinky roadkill, and good riddance. That’s too bad, because they’re beneficial, non-aggressive, and just want to be left alone.

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