The Smoke Jumper series features peregrine falcons and I’ve been reading a lot about them. They are predators, which makes them great scarecrows.
They are incredibly important. I’m really bad at them. I highly recommend this great write-up about why they are important and how to do them.
This one comes back the we don’t know what robots are. Or we can’t accurately see the future. Or just science is awesome. I think mostly that last one. It is interesting what we take from nature. Sometimes things you might not expect. Also swimming and belly dancing have a lot in common. (This story was so interesting it made it into my cache twice.)