Tag Archives: bird

Mistletoe Magic

T’is the season here at the BioPhiles and this week’s species extraordinaire is the European Mistletoe of Christmas carol fame, Viscum album. Its dark green foliage and shiny white berries make it perfect for decking the halls and creating holiday … Continue reading

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Invertebrate Insecurities

You can’t find my file? It’s Milton Millipede – two L’s. What’s that you say? Make myself comfortable? It’s hard to be comfortable lying here on this couch – my mother always told me if she caught any of my … Continue reading

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Full-on Fulmar Invasion

The fjord is glassy, an impossible shade of blue-green, reflecting mountains and puffy clouds back at a blue arctic sky. I am on an arctic research expedition in the Svalbard archipelago, and our zodiac is tracing a rapidly disappearing white … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Silent Flight: What Owl Feathers Can Teach Engineers

In the wee hours of a warm dark summer night, a couple is walking arm-in-arm down the middle of a silent street lined by darkened houses. The sound of their footsteps startles a jackrabbit from its gourmet flowerbed repast and … Continue reading

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