Give Wildlife a Brake
In our neck of the woods, whitetail deer dead on the highways is a common sight. Needless to say, the smaller animals like squirrels, raccoons, possums, groundhogs, foxes, and sometimes even the birds hardly stand a stance.
So we started a Facebook community to attract like-minded people who were passionate about wildlife. As we looked for ways to make an impact, we explored road signage, car magnets and messaging, and now we’re embracing all of it as wildlife corridors are also gaining traction here in the U.S.
We are enthusiastic supporters of wildllife crossings and have created this website to highlight the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act and the many ecobridge and ecocorridor projects going on in the United States to help this idea gain momentum.
Know of other wildlife bridges not mentioned here? Let us know!
Like to write? Would love to hear from wildlife bloggers with focus on wildlife corridors. (Byline only, no compensation, sorry.)
Her heart bleeds and her pen writes. Founder, writer, adorer of animals, mostly vegan, and getting younger every day, Kennerly is committed to a country where animals have safe habitat and safe passage, and a planet that thrives and supports all life.
Whenever she drove past the dead animals on the highways and back roads of eastern Pennsylvania,, she wasn’t sure what, and she wasn’t sure when, but she knew she would have to do something other than bitterly complain to herself about it all the time.
Thanks to the enthusiastic engagement of the Give Wildlife a Brake community and the Give Pennsylvania Wildlife a Brake community, Kennerly has become even more emboldened by the possibility of a roadkill-free future. She envisions a 21st century in which the unnecessary and painful death of a million animals a day becomes a thing of the past thanks to progressive thinking and eco-engineering along with compassionate, committed action by human beings who treasure wildlife.
Michelle taught special education for high school students for 28 years in Chicagoland and central Illinois. She is currently a STAR Literacy ABE specialist.
She has always had a love of science and has taught environmental science, physical science and biology.
Michelle is knowledgeable and loves to educate people of any age about pollinator gardens and safe pathways for animals to travel throughout native ranges. She is also an advocate for conservation and restoration.
For the last three years, she has closely followed the work being done at the Illinois Raptor Center and she stays engaged through various events, including wetland restoration projects, Prairie Wildflower Association meetings, and presentations at Wild Birds Unlimited, in which they bring in live birds and feature topics that include habitat, life and breeding cycles, and stories of rescue and recovery. Says Michelle, “Meeting the birds themselves has been fascinating.”