Thank Rachel Carson
The next time you hear robins singing or see them hunting for food in your backyard, thank Rachel Carson. Her 1962 book, Silent Spring, alerted the world to possible dangers of pesticides. "We spray our elm trees and the following springs are silent of robin song—not because we sprayed the robins directly but because the poison traveled..." With Earth Day coming, let's dig into the robin food chain and find out what Rachel Carson discovered. You'll see why we—and all birds—are forever thankful to her!
Courtesy of Randy Indish
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