154: Don't Feed the Ducks | English | Printed
Mama duck is proudly teaching her babies how to forage for healthy food on land and in the water. Ducks can eat almost anything! Humans love to feed ducks bread. Unfortunately, this can lead to reliance on this as a food source, and the low nutrient value of bread contributes to poor health and stunted wing development. Ducks dredge the mud of ponds and lakes and aerate the soil providing a critical ecological service. This Fable points out that it is our responsibility to care for nature and not be the cause of imbalance in its natural systems.
This Fable was inspired by Jennifer Ackerman. Jennifer, who started as a staff writer for the National Geographic Society has, since 1989, established herself as a freelance writer. She has been writing about science, Nature, and health for more than 30 years.
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