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Sunday, May 24, 2015

BOTH foraging experts are in north Texas

Yellow-rumped Warbler
There are only two species of birds in all of North America that forage for food so effectively! The Red-breasted Nuthatch and the Yellow-rumped Warbler use all five foraging methods, and they could be in your yard right now! The five methods are: picking insects off tree trunks, foraging on branches, picking insects from foliage, hawking after insects in the air, and hovering.


Odd fact about forest fires        Forest fires unquestionably have a deplorable, lasting impact on the local population. Fortunately, mature birds can simply fly way. However, “firebreaks” such as those created by the necessary actions of bulldozers result in long-term habitat destruction; causing more wild animal deaths, birds included, than the forest fires themselves




OWEN YOST, in addition to being a blogger, is a licensed Landscape Architect emeritus who has lived and worked in north Texas for over 30 years. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award of the Native Plant Society of Texas, and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), International Federation of Landscape Architects, National Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society. His office is at in Denton


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