People. Stop Freaking Out About Mass Bird Deaths Right Now.

It’s normal. Happens all the time. National Geographic and a sarcastic grad student with a good blog have spoken. So save the freak-outs for the overwhelmingly abundant REAL ecological catastrophes out there. I’m sure we can find one or two to get worked up over.

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Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting this was all a terrible, terrible mistake.

11 thoughts on “People. Stop Freaking Out About Mass Bird Deaths Right Now.”

  1. I don’t know reginastreets… I’m pretty skeptical. In part because my website security plugin has kavkazcenter flagged as having a bad reputation for malware/spyware. Plus, the whole thing reads a little too much like a mediocre spy novel plot.

  2. Dakota: well, I’m worried about the bees. I should add: it’s absolutely acceptable to be SAD about the birds.

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