Black-capped Chickadee

Meet Your Neighbors: Meet Your Chickadee Neighbor’s Brain!

By Jack MacRae Our wildlife neighbors adjust to the approach of winter in various ways.  Some creatures migrate (red bats), some hibernate (fox snakes), and some grow a layer of insulating fat (raccoons and many humans).  And some birds grow big brains. Seriously.  Long ago, scientists learned that black capped chickadees’ brains expand during autumn when the birds … Read more