Photo of the Week
White-crowned Sparrows (Zonotrichia leucophrys) are black and white headed with a pale beak, and gray breast. They are found in most of North America each winter, but in the West year-round. Look for White-crowned Sparrows in places where safe tangels of brush mix wiht open or grassy ground for foraging.
(Photo taken in Chaco Cultural Historical Park, New Mexico)
“The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, "What good is it?" If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering."