Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Some amazing artwork made with feathers!

The art Chris Maynard has created with feathers impressed us so much, we thought we'd share it with you. Here's the link: Incredible Artwork with Feathers

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Sample of Maynard's artwork

A Century of Loss: Remembering the Passenger Pigeon

July 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the death of the last Passenger Pigeon, and provided opportunity to reflect how far conservation efforts have come, or not.  While no excuse for celebration, the signifcance of this milestone is summed up in this very poignant article by naturalist Joel Greenberg published in The New Yorker:

Passenger Pigeon
In his new book about the passenger pigeon, the naturalist Joel Greenberg sets out to answer a puzzling question: How could the bird go from a population of billions to zero in less than fifty years?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

An interesting article about a fascinating bird

We came across this article in Audubon Magazine about the troubles the roseate spoonbill population is experiencing in the Florida Everglades. Just thought we'd share: