In March and April one of the best kept secrets on the Cape and Islands is the display of the American woodcock. Woodcock are nocturnal birds, and while rarely seen, they are surprisingly common. They make a living by eating earthworms at night with their ridiculously long bill as a probe.
While nasty for most humans, poison ivy has immeasurable value to shoreline areas and wildlife due to its salt tolerance and ability to grow in impoverished soils. For many birds it is vitally important, as its fruits provide calories that would otherwise not be available, and without which the birds would not survive the winter at this latitude.
During ovulation a woman produces a pheremone called copuline, which has been shown to increase a man’s testosterone. Pheromones, scents, and senses... Heather Goldstone interviews Dawn Maslar, a biologist who studies the physiological phenomena that make us attractive, and attract us to others.