The Day Niagara Falls Ran Dry

If you’ve had the pleasure of standing right next to the roaring water falling over the precipice at Niagara Falls (and for me, it’s the sound that’s most impressive), then it’s hard to believe that the flow once naturally stopped for more than 24 hours! How could this have happened? Very strong winds jammed ice … Read more

Distraction Displays Of Backyard Robins

I heard on the radio last week that most birds spend a few days out of the nest before they are able to fly. They are particularly vulnerable in this period, obviously, as they can only hop away from predators, and aren’t strong enough to fly more than a couple of feet. I saw this … Read more