The Nature of Phenology 11/30/19: Crows Roosting

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn
Host: Hazel Stark

Why a group of American crows is called a “murder” is, perhaps, anyone’s guess, for this term is so old it is chronicled in fairytales and folklore. As such, there are many colorful rationales for this grim name that all seem to stem from the fact that crows are opportunistic scavengers, so wherever there is death, there is often a group of crows not too far off.

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