If you’ve spent a year in the United States, then you’ve heard the honks and seen the distinctive v-shaped flying pattern of Canada geese. But geese aren’t the only birds to fly in an orderly pattern: pelicans and ibises adopt the same v-shape when flying in flocks. What do these birds have in common, and what benefit do they gain from flying in a “v” shape?
Tree knots are also known as “burls”. Burls form on the outside of trees as a reaction to stress. Trees don’t have strict parents or follow politics, so what stress could trees possibly have?
Butterflies are active during the day, so at night they find a hiding place and go to sleep. In the same way, moths are active at night and during the day moths hide and rest.
Angel Wing is a condition that affects mostly waterfowl, caused by a nutritional deficiency in vitamins and minerals combined with a high level of carbohydrates and sugars. While a number of factors are involved, human-fed bread is one of the probable causes.
Even though it’s been a pretty mild winter, we have had some snow and cold weather. It’s been months since I’ve seen a butterfly outside.
The simple answer is, baby squirrels don’t leave the nest until they are fully furred and can survive on their own so, without seeing the mother right next to the babies, they all look about the same size.