Photo of the Week
Vermilian Flycatcher, this distinctive adult male looks out curiously searching for an insect to eat. This spectacular bird inhabits riparian areas and scrub in the southwestern United States and southward. They spend about 90% of their day perched. The male Vermilion Flycatcher often seeks to initiate copulation by delivering a butterfly or other showy insect to the female.
(Photo taken in Carlsbad, 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."