Selections from the monumental but unknown Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio, an amateur’s attempt to illustrate the nests and eggs omitted from John James Audubon’s Birds of America.
New Yorkers may think they are surrounded by skyscrapers, but what’;s really around is ducks. Identifying the waterbirds of Manhattan.
After months of near-silence, bird flu is back on the West’s front pages. But where is government preparedness, now that the drug of choice in the virus war turns out to have spawned resistant strains?
Considering what may lie ahead otherwise, no amount of money is too great to devote to the fight against avian flu. But while everybody’s spending against each other’s contingency plans, we’re all left risking something too precious to lose.