Sam Crowe on December 18th, 2017

Some interesting news about the Passenger Pigeon. A study released last month in Science sheds new light on the possible reasons for the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. A team of researchers has suggested that “Natural selection shaped the rise and fall of passenger pigeon genomic diversity. Of course, it is now well known that […]

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Sam Crowe on December 7th, 2017

Despite Benjamin Franklin’s efforts to enshrine the Wild Turkey as our national symbol, the Bald Eagle was selected instead. The large, majestic adult Bald Eagle, dark in color save for the pure white head and tail, is familiar even to non birders. After a brush with extinction following the widespread use of the chlorinated hydrocarbon […]

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