Glad They Left Some Ducks!
Heard the news that almost 70 ducks that lived at Wadley-Baron Park in Midland were recently relocated to private property in a natural surrounding, due to a complaint from someone who lived near the park. Admittedly, that's a big number of ducks--and when you go to walk around the park, it truly doesn't look like there are that many--especially considering they left around 20 of them there!
Since moving to Midland last July, this has become one of my wife and I's favorite places to go for a walk. We stop and pick up some actual Duck Feed pellets (because you're NOT supposed to feed them bread--it's bad for them!) and we go walking around the pond, tossing our feathered friends handfuls of pellets. Even the turtles come to the surface to enjoy them!
We haven't yet braved bringing the dogs on a walk with us there, but have seen many others do it and not have much of an issue with the wild life there interacting with their dogs. I think when the weather gets warmer we'll give that a try so our dogs can enjoy new sights and smells other than our neighborhood. It's such a wonderful place and I'm so glad that some of the wildlife was able to be left there--enough to have a presence so the public can enjoy them, without being a nuisance to the area residents. To me, it's one of the things I enjoy most about Midland.
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