Notes from the Wild
Blue jays are villains – winged brigands with a penchant for raiding the nests of other birds to devour eggs and nestlings.
Herons, egrets and bitterns are long-legged freshwater and coastal birds in the family Ardeidae.
Next time you stumble across a spider try not to scream or reach for a shoe.
French artist Hubert Duprat capitalized on this in the 1980s by supplying caddisflies with flecks of gold and tiny precious stones.
The bird feeder was now far enough from trees to thwart my backyard community of furry filchers.
Not only do these woodpeckers have remarkable adaptations for excavating wood, they also have acute hearing that allows them to pick up the telltale sounds of ants scurrying within trees.
A red-tailed hawk’s vision can be 10 times more acute than ours.
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