There is an old adage, something about early birds and worms, that is difficult to make clear in the mind at 8 o’clock in the morning. That, however, was when ornithologist Yossi Leshem took the stage recently at Sinai Temple, his speech brisk and casual, energy already up in the stratosphere. The talk he was giving, titled “Migrating Birds Know No Boundaries,” was intended to introduce to the gathered crowd, sizeable in spite of the early hour, the “multidisciplinary concept” of bird migration and its possible implications for the economic and political future of his native country, Israel.
ity mouse, look out! A researcher on the other side of the globe thinks he can end Los Angeles' rodent problem for good -- by putting barn owls to work.
Israeli ornithologist Yossi Leshem says owls operate more safely and effectively than spraying poisons, which contaminate groundwater and are toxic to pets. The key, he says, is supplying the owls, a natural predator, with the right habitat.