For the birds
With the changing seasons come mass migrations of bird populations. Unfortunately, many birds perish during their travels when they collide with glass buildings. During the day, birds are unable to distinguish between reflection and real sky; and at night, birds mistake lights in buildings for stars, which help them navigate. Furman sophomore and biology student Grayson Ashby says, “Bird-window collisions are second only to habitat destruction in human-caused bird deaths.” But he offers ways to mitigate the number of bird deaths caused by urbanization. Read more in a piece he wrote for the Greenville News.