Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Latest Issue of the Tangled Bank is Up.

The Hairy Museum of Natural History has published the latest compilation of bioscience blog posts. You'll find links to some great posts at this week's edition of the Tangled Bank.

An entry that caught my attention was one at Walking the Berkshires that explores the creation of conservation areas by default and not by design. The post reminded me that locally, Westover Airforce Base in Chicopee has the highest population of endangered Upland Sandpipers in Massachusetts. The base maintains strips of mowed vegetation along the margins of the runways where the birds nest. They've agreed to mow the grassy areas only after the sandpipers and other grassland birds nesting in the area have fledged their young.

Posted by PWH.


Post a Comment

<< Home