Thursday, August 31, 2006

Predatory Media

The CBC National News this morning had a nice feature on Monarch butterflies, especially on what appears to be the explosion in their numbers this year, at least around here.
Amusingly, the feature opened with a screen-size shot of what was apparently a Viceroy butterfly. This latter does its best (apparently enough to fool the CBC, though often that does not seem much) to appear to be a Monarch Butterfly, signalling to potential predators (often birds) that it will taste quite foul, as the Monarch, which grows up on a diet of milkweed, does.
Does this suggest we have birdbrains somewhere?


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