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Starlings

Here, they are hated. Resented for their aggressiveness and abundance. Introduced in 1890 by someone who was trying to bring every bird species mentioned in Shakespeare to America. Wow. Those 80 starlings have grown to more than 200 million. Often, starlings will lay their eggs in other birds’ nests. And, of course, the starling will […]

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Howling

A friend of mine told me about a mouse who lives in the Sonoran desert and, of all its strange characteristics, howls. For some reason, this replayed itself as I walked this evening in the moonlight. I wondered why it howls? Why do nocturnal creatures howl? Howling. Moon. Scientists will come up with reasons like […]

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