Daily Archives: February 17, 2011

Blackbird Die-Off On the Minds of Bird Count Experts

The Great Backyard Bird Count Starts Friday, Feb. 18 by Glynn Wilson The Great Blackbird Die-Off over the past few months is on just about everybody’s mind who is associated with the Great Backyard Bird Count of 2011, which starts Friday, Feb. 18, and runs through Monday, Feb. 21. A red-winged blackbird “When thousands of…

Thousands Continue Wisconsin Protests for Worker Rights

After protests drew as many as 30,000 people in Madison on Wednesday, hundreds of Wisconsin workers, students and allies camped out overnight in the Capitol Rotunda as a hearing went past midnight on Republican Governor Scott Walker’s budget bill that eliminates collective bargaining rights for nearly all of the state’s public service workers. The state…