Amazing Hummingbirds!

The New York Times reports Hummingbirds have long intrigued scientists. Their wings can beat 80 times a second. Their hearts can beat more than 1,000 times a minute. They live on nectar and can pack on 40 percent of their body weight in fat for migration. But sometimes they are so lean that they live close […]

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How Planting Wildflowers Could Help Feed The World — Natural History Wanderings

Conservation Magazine reports Many studies have shown that planting strips of wildflowers amidst croplands can help replace some of the biodiversity that is lost in the quest to feed a growing, global population. More recently, studies have demonstrated that the increased biodiversity found in these strips includes species of insects and birds that act as […]

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