Tag Archives: mating

Let’s talk about leks, baby

  Imagine a young woman walking into a bar looking for a date. Now imagine the men in the bar attempting to impress her, either by buying her drinks, dancing, or otherwise showing off. At the end of the night, … Continue reading

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Secret Serenades: Why Animals Use Whispered Songs and Calls

When you step outside in the springtime, your senses are often inundated with the warmth of the air, the smell of flowers, and the songs and calls of numerous species of birds. The loud, broadcast songs that you are hearing … Continue reading

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The Cricket Chorus

At some point in your life, chances are you’ve stood outside on a warm summer night and listened to the sounds produced by a natural symphony of sorts. The countless crickets singing in a nearby field or garden create a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: Wild Turkey Families

This week take a moment to ponder the beast in your feast.  The wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) has a sophisticated social system that rivals that of lions or primates.

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