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Spring bird migration predicted in daily forecasts
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Bluebirds are back
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Spring snowstorms bring death to migrating birds
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Sounds of nature, culture and place
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Swedish bears outwit hunters by adapting to law

Spring bird migration predicted in daily forecasts

Just as meteorologists use radar to predict your weather, scientists are using radar to make daily forecasts and real-time illustrations of the spring bird migration. And you can check their forecast whenever you wish. Read More

bluebirds are back

As the last snows of winter recede, it is so good to see bluebirds again. Grant Park has done a great job over the past decade restoring habitat and providing good housing.

Spring snowstorms bring death to migrating birds

[Cross-posted at my other blog, Gathering Runes.]

While big April snowstorms are not common in Wisconsin, they do happen now and then. But the two feet dumped on Green Bay this past weekend not only set a state record for April, it also ranks second on the list of all-time recorded snowfalls, second only to a 29-inch snowfall in March 1888.

And the birds migrating north flew right into it. Read More

Sounds of nature, culture and place

Orbitz has put together a wonderful set of soundscapes from 36 places around the world. Some capture the peace and gentle sounds of places away from the busyness of life, while others capture the vibrancy and sometimes the noisiness of urban life and the variety of human cultures. They were made by people who live in these places and chose these sounds to represent them. Altogether, it serves as a reminder not only of the beauty of diversity, but that nature and culture are always interconnected, not two separate realities. Read More

Swedish bears outwit hunters by adapting to law

Swedish brown bear mothers outwit hunters by adapting to law

Perhaps Swedish bears are smarter than the average bear. After Sweden passed a law banning protecting mother bears with cubs from hunters, the female bears learned to keep their cubs around an extra year. Read More

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