Why goldcrests should heed BTO advice and other matters

Is it better to connect oneself to the national agenda where one is convulsed by triumphs and tragedies, or to the natural agenda where the same is true? We are not yet ready to talk about the biggest natural tragedy of here, just as we can’t yet properly articulate a response to the May 7th national tragedy, but we now know why Goldcrests should heed the BTO when they say “position your nest in the outer twigs of a spruce or fir tree.”  Those individuals who choose otherwise will lose out in the natural selection race:

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Meanwhile, the pullets move into the outside world where they can forage, dustbathe, and look for means of escape:

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and the male Flycatcher brings a tasty morsel to his mate as she takes a break from egg incubation to peep out of the box to receive his offering

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In the greenhouse and polytunnel seedlings turn into plantlets  and demand their own space

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If the elements of the natural world can be thought to plan ahead it is in so much as their activity is designed to ensure their futures.  In the same way, as we bask in the growth of a new season, we still learn new skills to protect ourselves from the chill that will follow

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But right now we try most of all to connect to the triumphs of the natural present

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