Birds, among many other animals, are attempting to adapt to climate change by becoming smaller: One fall morning in 1978, David Willard, an ornithologist at the Field Museum in Chicago, walked to the
I rewatched Winged Migration the other night. It’s such a great film. Following birds, mostly geese and other related waterfowl who migrate in packs, along their migration routes in ultralights,
Oh good god. A dozen dead Barn and Violet-green Swallows huddled together on the dusty desert floor of southern New Mexico. Numerous Western Bluebirds packed into a crevice in southern Color
Just in case you were wondering how much the extinctions of the past few hundred years are caused by humans, the answer is nearly all of them. Not so long ago, the northern seas were full of great auk
This is the grave of Alexander Wilson. The Father of American Ornithology, Wilson was born in 1766 in Scotland. He was not wealthy and was apprenticed as a weaver at the age of 7. But inspired by the
In 1985, I took the first trip of my life. We drove from Oregon to Minnesota for a family reunion. For me, at that age, this was exciting. As we drove east on I-90, we stopped in Butte, Montana. There
I trust that everyone is having a nice a holiday as the child in this image.
When your solar panels burn so hot that the birds flying over them burst into flames, your energy plans have problems. As I’ve said before, all forms of energy are going to have negative environ