Metafilter's many cat lovers
know that many kitties like birds. But bird aficionados aren't so fond of the cats. James Stevenson
, founder of the Galveston, TX ornithological society, is accused of using a .22-caliber rifle to kill cats that he claims were stalking endangered birds. He admits to shooting the cats. [more inside]
posted by bassjump
on Nov 14, 2007 -
'There’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If
it be now, 't is not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if
it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all. Since no man has
aught of what he leaves, what is 't to leave betimes?'Chris Chester
, author of Providence of a Sparrow:
Lessons from a Life Gone to the Birds
, a meditation on his life
with B, an English Sparrow which he raised from a hatchling fallen from
the nest, died suddenly early this past Spring. His nephew Marc Mowery
has created Chris Chester - born May 14, 1952
died April 17, 2007
to his memory and has posted 6 of 8 short videos
of Chris and Rebecca Chester and the sparrow named B on YouTube.
here is The Sorrow and the Sparrow: The
Life and Death of Chris ChesterExcerpt and video
links within [more inside]
posted by y2karl
on Oct 25, 2007 -
Turd Birds - Art from Horse Turds
Nothing political about this post and it is SFW.
Someone actually thought that it would be a good idea to use horse poop as an art medium to make weird looking bird sculptures.
But at least there's the tale of the Turd Nazi
posted by fenriq
on Oct 14, 2004 -
Redbird reefs of the coast of Delaware
(NYTimes). When I came back from vacation, I was surprised to find that using old NYC subway cars as artificial reefs was being put into action (with a great pic of the cars being pushed off barges). NYC gets creative in getting rid of its trash, but this is the most creative way I've heard of yet.
posted by meep
on Aug 30, 2001 -