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Chris Packham’s Nature’s Weird Events Article Summary

Hi, it’s Chris Packwolf, natural world correspondent at the Greenygrey. I’m just back from filming my latest natural world spectacular. Thanks to Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill for introducing Marc Latham’s article about the first episode of Nature’s Weird Events, presented by my human parallel Chris Packham.

Nature’s Weird Events Episode 2

I’m delighted to say that Marc now has a second article summarising the second episode of Nature’s Weird Events¬†on Suite 101.

Some of the highlights include:

Red-billed Queleas form enormous flocks someti...
Red-billed Queleas form enormous flocks sometimes tens of thousands strong. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • millions of cicadas, elk and crabs passing through humanity.
  • Red-billed quelea’s knack for finding water helping create massive flocks that murmur like sparrows.
  • fireants that communicate by pheromones; and their fly nemesis, that can take over their bodies. The flies can only see ants when they move, so if an ant senses a fly it signals the others, and they stay still for hours.

Polar Bear Family and Africa 

I asked Marc what he’s got lined up for new articles on his Natural Media World Suite 101 channel.

He said that after summarising the third episode of Nature’s Weird Events he hopes to do articles on Gordon Buchanan’s documentaries spending time with a polar bear family and David Attenborough’s African wildlife documentary series.

Can’t wait…

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