Monday, August 29, 2005

Birds Are Stoopid

Apparently 300 times more birds die every year from flying into glass windows then were killed in the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

What does that tell us other than that birds aren't particularly bright creatures? It says we obviously keep our windows too clean. BuildingGreen.com has an article all about various ways to address the problem with design solutions. One of those solutions is pictured below - a film with patterned designs of trees that is placed on windows to dissuade birds from going Kamikaze. The film is currently in use at a Rangers Centre in that friendly nation to the North of us - with no reported casualties so far.

I don't know what other innovations there are for preventing fly-by bird deaths, because you need a subscription to read the article. So thanks to Treehugger for telling me about this one.

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