birbs fauna QoTD

Biomimicry for everyday use

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…the Long-billed Curlew protects its territory with a variety of moves, one of which is “Concealment,” in which it runs towards its opponent, then “suddenly flops down in grass, disappearing from view.” The opponent looks around, perplexed, until the defender springs up and advances aggressively, then drops and hides again. I am going to try this on my next zoom meeting.

~Rosemary Mosco. From her excellent newsletter, “Flight Club