cognition

Video: Why Do Prairie Dogs Do “The Wave”?

It’s not easy being a rodent in the U.S. Great Plains. Animals like black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) are under constant threat of being preyed upon from land and air by predators that include hawks, eagles, and coyotes. ...

On the Hunt for Nut Cracking Crows

New Caledonian crows love the candle nut forests around Sarramea where they drop candle nuts from a height to crack them open for a meal.   We found a nut cracking site and Alex Taylor explained how it all works. ...

On the Hunt for Nut Cracking Crows

New Caledonian crows love the candle nut forests around Sarramea where they drop candle nuts from a height to crack them open for a meal.   We found a nut cracking site and Alex Taylor explained how it all works. ...

Life in the Field: Building Things in the Land of Crows

My plexiglass pieces survived the 22 hour trip from Santa Barbara, California to New Caledonia and I appear to have skipped the jet lag! Alright, I’m in New Caledonia so I can start testing crows right? Wrong! First I have ...

Life in the Field: Building Things in the Land of Crows

My plexiglass pieces survived the 22 hour trip from Santa Barbara, California to New Caledonia and I appear to have skipped the jet lag! Alright, I’m in New Caledonia so I can start testing crows right? Wrong! First I have ...