Childhood myths are fun, but (spoiler alert!) storks don't really bring babies and bird eggs come from birds, not live-bearing rabbits. Even so, how birds go about producing hard-shelled eggs is pretty fascinating stuff, so that's the topic for "This Week at Hilton Pond" for 1-16 Apr 2017. I've put together a non-technical photo essay that explains a female bird's reproductive system and delves into other topics related to egg-laying--and there are even a few words about cowbirds.
After viewing the latest installment, scroll down for miscellaneous Nature Notes & Images plus lists of all birds banded and recaptured during April's first half. I do all this for you, so please take a look and share with your Facebook friends.
DR. BILL HILTON JR., Executive Director
Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
1432 DeVinney Road, York, South Carolina 29745 USA
office & cell (803) 684-5852
The mission of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History is "to conserve plants, animals, habitats, and other natural components of the Piedmont Region of the eastern United States through observation, scientific study, and education for students of all ages.
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