Dee Dee Nana and Walter's first official Bird Walk
On May 25, Laura took her grandson on a long bird walk, but they saw a lot more than birds.
By Laura Erickson
"For the Birds" began airing on KUMD in Duluth, MN, in May, 1986, and is the longest continually-running radio program about birds in the U.S. Hundreds more episodes are available for free at http://www.lauraerickson.com/radio/.
Stranger in a Strange Land: Adapting to a Novel Environment
Seeing videos of a rescued baby beaver building a dam out of plush toys and Christmas decorations last week reminded Laura of when she was a rehabber, and how wild birds adapted to an unnatural environment. Virtually all of the ...
Make the Belted Kingfisher the official mascot of the University of Illinois
Laura attended the University of Illinois from 1969-1971, when their mascot was the offensive and stereotypical "Chief Illiniwek." Due to pressure from students, alumni, staff, and the community, the U. of I. got rid of that mascot in 2008, but ...
The Chickadee deserves a place in Guinness World Records
It takes verifiable documentation for anyone, bird or human, to make the grade in *Guinness World Records*. But based on the standard for the entry "lowest temperature endured by a bird," the Black-capped Chickadee is definitely a contender.