Nature news roundup August 9 2013

I have always wondered why a cottontail rabbit or white-tailed deer concerned with escaping from danger would fly a white flag of a tail. A study using human gamers by Dirk Semmann, evolutionary biologist at University of Göttingen, suggests the … Continue reading

Bringing nature back into child’s play

As a boy I played endlessly in an overgrown woodlot we neighbourhood children called The Jungle. Massive Manitoba maples, trees-of-heaven, stinging nettles, staghorn sumac, wild grapes and native sweet cicely, Osmorhiza claytonii, obscured mysterious archaeological evidence, such as the concrete … Continue reading