Thursday, September 05, 2019

Coffee and Provocation

Birds as Alarm Bells for the Furred
Squirrels eavesdrop on birds to figure out when it's safe to be out in the open. Deer do it too, and so do humans.

Plant Forests for a Less Rapidly Heating Planet
About 25 percent of the global CO2 output could be trapped by simply planting more trees according to a new study in Science magazine.

Ireland to Plant 440 Million Trees
Ireland is planning to plant 440 million trees over the next 20 years -- about 40 square miles of trees per year.

Baltimore Saving Urban Forests
Baltimore's 14,000 acres of tree canopy traps 550,000 tons of carbon per year, offsetting 54 days' worth of emissions from the city's more than 600,000 residents.

Really Old Cat Shit
It seems 17,00-year old mountain lion poop has revealed the oldest parasite ever identified with DNA.

Eagle Restoration in England
White-tailed eagles are flying in the skies of southern Britain for the first time in 240 years after six eaglets were released on the Isle of Wight.

There's a Joke in There Somewhere...
It seems a new species of bloodsucking leech has been found hiding outside of Washington, D.C.

1 comment:

TEC said...

Backyard research tells me, ironically, that birds can be incredibly nasty toward other animals when competing for resources...particularly squirrels and other birds. Protection of their young is another good motivator. Momma birds will not let a squirrel casually hang around in vicinity of its nest. Robins can hover, violently flapping their wings, for quite some time.

Quietly watching closely reveal frequent backyard dramas. -- TEC