Journal archives for April 2018

April 16, 2018

Hummingbirds Attract Mates By ‘Singing’ With Tail-Feathers, Performing Sideways Dives.

The approach differs from that of other species of hummingbirds, where males typically swoop over females during courtship dives.

https://www.inquisitr.com/4867052/hummingbirds-attract-mates-by-singing-with-tail-feathers-performing-sideways-dives/

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April 04, 2018

Pen in Hand: Regional Velvet — the elk and deer begin to grow their new antlers.

Now that spring has officially arrived, the two types of deer in our area — California Mule Deer and American Elk — have begun to grow their new antlers. Only the males produce antlers and they grow so amazingly fast, they are considered to be the fastest growing bone in the natural world.

http://www.tehachapinews.com/lifestyle/pen-in-hand-regional-velvet-the-elk-and-deer-begin/article_11e3aa6e-3523-11e8-92bb-e7c5fca2db79.html

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April 10, 2018

Southern states

Most current mating observations are in southern states.

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April 26, 2018

City Nature Challenge 2018

From Seabird McKeon‎:

Hi Naturalists! If you are participating in the #citynaturechallenge2018, we would love a field report to include in the naturalist podcast (naturalistpodcast.com). We have set up a voicemail box so you can leave a message of your adventures (under 1 minute please!). The voicemail number is (407) 965-5789. There is no dedicated message, so please leave a name, rough location (park, etc) and city team as basic info. After that, we’d love to hear about the local biodiversity that you saw/heard/experienced. If anyone wants to sent photos or video, please address those to naturalistpodcast@gmail.com.

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Mating disruption shows promise in combatting vine mealybug.

Mating disruption for vine mealybug control in table grapes shows promise in University of California studies.

http://www.westernfarmpress.com/grapes/mating-disruption-shows-promise-combatting-vine-mealybug

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April 01, 2018

A lesson from mating birds: The song gets sweeter over time, a Miami scientist finds.

Canebrake wrens are songbirds, the subset of species whose calls develop beyond the standard tweet or chirp into full-fledged ballads — and within that group they are part of a somewhat exclusive club: duetting birds.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/a-lesson-from-mating-birds-the-song-gets-sweeter-over/article_7c25395e-d013-50d5-8509-7e8fbe64703b.html

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April 20, 2018

Fruit Flies Likely Enjoy Sex, Offering Clues Into Drug Addiction.

Deciphering the brain mechanisms involved in pleasure may help scientists learn how to help people addicted to heroin and cocaine.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/animals-flies-sex-mating-evolution/

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