Fantastic Feathers

Feathers, being unique to birds, are one of the most remarkable structures in nature.  They are the ultimate multi-taskers.  Here are some fun feathery feats:  Feathers provide thermoregulation since birds can adjust each feather position at will with …

Mystery Bird

I was eleven years old and I knew that this was going to be my first big birding year. My mother had helped me meet some of Rochester’s finest bird watchers: Gordon Meade, Joe Taylor, …

Happy (Indoor) Cats

With the exception of size, a cat is a cat and that is that. From the largest and most aggressive wild cats to our pampered pets, the body form of a cat remains the same. This may be viewed as efficiency in the cat design: A very effective predator and the purr-fect hunting machine.