Monday, May 7, 2018

Around town: Tiedeman Pond camouflage

Photo by Retiring Guy

What are some adaptations of a duck?  (Sciencing, 4/8/2018)
Duck feathers have two basic adaptations. The first is an oily coating that prevents water from settling in duck feathers. Staying dry helps ducks stay warm and also decreases their body weight, which improves movement through the water and the air. Color is another common adaptation. The feathers of mallard ducks match the colors of the areas in which mallard ducks live, providing the animals a measure of protection through camouflage. Duck feather coloring and patterns all serve some basic evolutionary function based on the habit and habitat of the animal.

Other Around Town posts:
April 2018
False front buildings in downtown Midddleton.  (4/26/2018)
You can up sign or sign up for volleyball at the Club Tavern in Middleton.  (4/9/2018)
There is no joy among the residents of this beautifully remodeled home.  (4/9/2018)
UPDATE.  Demolition in a day results in expanded parking lot for Middleton Sport Bowl.  4/6/2018)

March 2018
Tiedeman Pond winter fish kill.  (3/30/2018)
Googling 'Henry Hubbard'.  (3/18/2018) 
A not-so-faded Flo strikes a new pose.  (3/12/2018)

February 2018

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