Apr 09 2015
Last night we learned about nests on PBS NATURE‘s Animal Homes. Next Wednesday Episode 2 will take us inside bird and mammal homes chosen for their prime locations. Tune in at 8:00pm EDT to learn:
- When beavers hear running water they feel compelled to build. Once started they alter the landscape and never stop improving their dams, canals, lodges and storage facilities. Did you know they move rocks?
- Hooded mergansers nest in hollow trees 50 feet above the forest floor. When the “kids” leave the nest, watch out below!
- Find out why eastern woodrats are called “packrats.”
- Learn that the safest place to build a black-chinned hummingbird nest is near the ultimate enemy.
- Visit a bear den in the Allegheny Mountains of Garrett County while Maryland DNR tags a black bear mother with four cubs. How do you keep bear cubs warm while their mother is “out cold?” Cuddle them!
(video from PBS Nature, Animal Homes Episode 2, Location, Location, Location)