Why Conservationists Are Reluctant to Compromise

Originally posted on Wickersham's Conscience:
Aerial view, Tongass National Forest, Alaska – Photo credit: KTOO.org As recently as this week, WC has been criticized because “conservationists won’t compromise.” WC admits he is loath to compromise, because it never seems to end well. An example: WC is just one of hundreds of other conservationists who have fought to preserve the remaining old growth trees in the… Continue reading Why Conservationists Are Reluctant to Compromise

Return of Bird of the Week: Snail Kite

Originally posted on Wickersham's Conscience:
Non-birders are always surprised to learn there is a large raptor whose primary prey is . . . snails. It somehow doesn’t fit the image of a raptor: a fast-flying, fierce predator that subsists primarily on famously slow-moving mollusks. Female Snail Kite, Peruvian Amazon Basin But that long, hooked upper mandible has evolved to hook the snail out of… Continue reading Return of Bird of the Week: Snail Kite