Elizabeth Love Stratton was born March 12th, 1928, and began skiing Mad River Glen while attending Vassar College. It was on one fateful ski trip in 1954 that she met Truxton Pratt, a New York banker. At the time Betsy worked as assistant treasurer of the Ford Foundation. Betsy and Truxton soon married and had….
Crows vs Ravens – Could it be a matter of a pinion?
Written and Illustrated by Jeannie Nicklas There are several ways to distinguish the American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) from the Northern Raven (Corvus corax) and a popular pun in the world of bird geeks has been made about the difference in pinion or flight feathers. They both have the same number of pinion feathers but when….