Saturday, August 21, 2010


John James Audubon while of a trip to St. Louis, during the entire 3 day travel, he observed a continuous flock of pigeons overhead, with no beginning and no end. The flock flew over head unbroken for three days. Audubon said their droppings fell like snowflakes. He tried to count them but after a brief while, he realized they were to numerous to count. In less than 100 years there were no more. (Specimen above from the CMN collection- Ottawa)

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