The View From the Castle: The cycle of life goes on in our duck ponds, where the predators may be outwitted for a while--until a new one comes along

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Summary

Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, awed at the wonders of nature, describes a new threat to his duck pond. Fences have been able to keep out the mink, raccon, fox, and stray dog, but Ripley is now pitted against the great horned owl.

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Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Although Ripley does not disclose the name or the location of the pond in the article, it is probable that he is referring to his home, Paddling Ponds, in Litchfield, Connecticut.

Contained within

Smithsonian Vol. 6, no. 8 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

November 1975

Topic

  • Nature
  • Animals
  • Predation (Biology)
  • Predatory animals
  • Ponds
  • Castle View
  • Birds
  • Aviculture
  • Ornithology

Physical description

p. 6

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