Spring is in the air – quite literally.
Come to the Sustainability Committee meeting at 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, in the multi-purpose room in Gallagher Center to find out why.
Migration is in full swing and the air is full again – of birds. Perhaps you have noticed groups of geese. Migratory Canada geese have been making their way through the area. So have snow geese. Canada geese get a bad reputation as there are some strains that never leave the area and for some are considered a nuisance. We created the problem by introducing these non-migratory strains and now they have taken a liking to our golf courses and other large open grassy areas. Another large bird that came through recently was the Tundra swan. They have white bodies and long necks. Do not expect them to stay long, they are heading very far north to breed.
Many song birds are making their way back as well. Do you know being told you are bird-brained should be considered a compliment? Male birds’ brains have been shown to grow in the spring and this allows for their complex mating dances and vocalizations. Now there’s something to crow about.
Come to the meeting today and enrich your brain even further. Bring your lunch, sit and chat with your fellow members of the NU community.