Monthly Archives: April 2015

Of Bobolinks and Bishops: Rules for Conspicuous Grassland and Wetland Birds

Low Open Grasslands In the simplest terms, our story begins over 50 million years ago with a single species of bird.  This bird looked nothing like a meadowlark or a longclaw; those were still millions of years in the future.  … Continue reading

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Convergent Evolution: an introduction

Convergent Evolution is when different species evolve similar structures or functions despite the fact that their evolutionary ancestors were very different and very distantly related.  A homoplasy or homoplastic trait refers to the similar biological trait acquired by species from … Continue reading

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