Friday, January 01, 2016

Loose Feathers #526

Fox Sparrow / Photo by Jessica Bolser/USFWS
Birds and birding news
Science and nature blogging
Environment and biodiversity
  • The NJ legislature has voted to name the Black Swallowtail as the state butterfly.
  • Temperatures in the Arctic reached above freezing this week due to an unusual storm.
  • In my area, flowers were in bloom during the weeks before and after Christmas because of an unusual warm spell.
  • The Christmas Fern gets its name from staying green through the winter and possibly from its use in Christmas wreaths.