Friday, 25 May 2018

Learning to Fly (Again)


There is a claim that the giant meteor strike that eliminated the dinosaurs also wiped out the flying birds that had evolved from one of their branches (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/24/birds-had-to-relearn-flight-after-meteor-that-wiped-out-dinosaurs). This left only flightless, emu-like species that presumably scavenged in the debris until the forests regrew and re-assuming flight became of utility again.

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Seeing the Changes 1333

Visited , in Loughor, by a slightly battered Swallowtailed moth ( Ourapteryx sambucaria ).