Humans killed over 10 percent of the world’s bird species when they colonized the Pacific Islands

Humans killed over 10 percent of the world’s bird species when they colonized the Pacific Islands

Around 4,000 years ago intrepid Polynesian seafarers made their way into an untamed wilderness: the far-flung Pacific Islands. Over a thousands or so years, they rowed from one island to another, stepping on shores never yet seen by humans. While this vast colonization brought about a new era of human history, it also ended the […]

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‘A Bestiary’ ~ Downy Woodpecker and Red-bellied Woodpecker

‘A Bestiary’ ~ Downy Woodpecker and Red-bellied Woodpecker

The Downy Woodpecker, picoides pubescens and the Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus are featured in my last installment of ‘A Bestiary’ over at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens. Downy Woodpeckers are friends to farmers and gardeners in that they enjoy dining on apple borers, tent caterpillars and more unwelcome insects. These smaller woodpeckers are often seen […]

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