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Feathers & dinosaurs

So a few years ago I read the book Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle by Thor Hanson. Shortly after that I remember I started becoming more aware of feathers whenever I took a walk.

So imagine my surprise when I came across this article tonight entitled “Scientists just cracked the mystery of dinosaur feathers” by Ilana Strauss over at Treehugger. As soon as I saw this article, I was reminded of that book. Even today, I still enjoy finding a feather.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

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Birds in amber

It would make sense that amber is what tree resin eventually turns into with trees being one of my favorite things in nature and the place that many birds call home. Anyway, over the years I’ve also been interested in feathers. I always enjoy finding them when I’m outside.

Anyway, this article entitled “Mummified, 99-Million-Year-Old Wings Caught in Amber” by Laura Geggel over Live Science sort of brings all that together. You know, birds, feathers and amber. So enjoy the article and have a happy Friday!

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian