Tag Archives: birds

Latest Science Bulletins: Cuckoos

Have you heard of brood parasitism? Basically, a bird, a cuckoo in this case, lays its own egg in another bird’s nest and leaves it there for the other bird to raise its young, which it does because the cuckoo … Continue reading

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For the birds!

This is a guest post by my partner and teacher-naturalist extraordinaire at Audubon New York, Laura Revilla. She gets to spend her time teaching 2-4th graders about NYC birds and their conservation. What is mating? That was a question a … Continue reading

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Chernobyl’s Birds Adapt to Radiation- latest Science Bulletin!

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster had a high ecological cost, with local wildlife suffering from physical deformities and reduced populations. The site has since emerged as a unique environment for scientists to study the long-term effects of continuous radiation exposure on … Continue reading

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Urban Nature: How to Foster Biodiversity in World’s Cities by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360

Good Read: “it’s not enough for cities to plant a million trees, preach the gospel of backyard gardens, or build green roofs and smart streets. The trees, shrubs, and flowers in that ostensibly green infrastructure also need to benefit birds, … Continue reading

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Wine and Bluebirds: a perfect combination

My parents are coming to visit from Michigan in a couple days and as soon as they get here we are heading up to Napa for a little wine tasting getaway. I feel fortunate that I have lived within 2 … Continue reading

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Biodiversity under the bridge: Wetland conservation in suburbia

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.   ~Margaret Mead I’ve been working at Watsonville High School twice a week for the last two years … Continue reading

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