My husband, Richard, and I have been working to decrease our carbon footprint and increase our "green" index for years. ... Recently though, I realized that going green also has a more immediate, very personal benefit: it saves us green--money, that is.
An email with a link to a sensational web video buzzed around the Audubon magazine office last week. The clip featured crows in Japan dropping nuts into a busy intersection, waiting for them to be crushed by cars, then retrieving the bits. Some editors were skeptical and I was assigned to investigate. What I found is fascinating; what is now known as “avian prey-dropping behavior” was first documented by a 19th century London banker-turned-ornithologist named Howard Saunders.