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Born to Run…  Or Walk Or Swim Or Fly
Why are some creatures born well-developed and able to elude predators while others need constant attention from their parents to survive? You’re standing by a pond. It’s spring, and a female Wood Duck is leading a flotilla of newborn ducklings across the water. The ducklings mimic their mother, dabbling at…

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A Duck That Nests In Trees
The idea of a duck in a tree may raise some eyebrows. The idea of a duck in the backyard may raise a few more. Yet there are mallards in backyards across the continent incubating eggs right now. There are also Wood Ducks in backyards, particularly in the East, sitting…

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