Posted April 30, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

When you wake up to birds singing in the morning, you know two things:
one, it's spring, and two, those birds are having a good time! 
Sometimes it even seems as if they're laughing; they are.  The birds are
exchanging their best impersonations of humans doing, well, human
things.  Like the bird here, pretending he's an ornithologist... 

Posted April 28, 2012 by Lady Bee

professors at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have led us one
giant step closer to learning about how pigeons, and perhaps other birds
and animals, navigate their way home.  We know that they rely on the
Earth's magnetic field, but we know less about their brain's neural
mechanisms that allow the magnetic reception. The Baylor scientists found 53 neural cells that respond, dubbing them the pigeons' GPS cells.


Posted April 27, 2012 by Lady Bee

Birds of a feather stick together, and never is this more true
than when predators try to invade their nests. Now, in early spring you
can watch the crows ganging up against the predator hawks, the blue jays
against the predator crows, and the mockingbirds against the predator
blue jays, crows, and hawks. But a new Oxford University study of a common British bird, the Great Tit,
shows that when the larger birds or other predators come around, they will gang up, even

Posted April 26, 2012 by Lady Bee

Mothering pets is very special because pets give you direct and
immediate appreciation. Where else can you get that?  Pet mothers learn
much from their pets too, not just about mothering, but even about how
to be special to other people.  So this Mother's Day, why not give your
favorite pet moms something special to communicate your recognition of


Posted April 20, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

Which comes first; the chicken or the egg?  The way biology intends it,
it's the egg.  The mother hen lays the egg, incubates the egg by sitting
on it and, within some days, a live little chick hatches out of the

Posted April 17, 2012 by Lady Bee

Wild ducks, or Mallards, are native to most of the world, the females
recognizable by their streaked brown plumes, and the males, or drakes,
most recognizable by their luminescent green necks and heads.  Drakes
are pretty randy birds, their sexual behavior bordering on rape, but
should a drake become obnoxious, female mallards have a secret method of
birth control.


Posted April 16, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

The controversy over gay rights and gay marriage aren't the only gender-based issues brewing out there. There is also the case of trangendered or hermaphrodite chickens. Some say yes, some say no, some say sort of. The proof is in the chicks.

Posted April 14, 2012 by Lady Bug

Ever wish you could see hummingbirds up really really close? Well, everyone will agree that the best way to experience hummingbirds up close is to literally have them in your face!