I wonder about a large flock of hundreds of blackbirds in a tree squawking and talking among themselves when all of a sudden they rise up in unison and take off in a large circle only to land again not too far from where they took off. What causes this?
Why do young beech trees hang onto their leaves until the following spring when the older more mature beech trees discard their leaves in the fall?
How did the Native Americans move silently through fallen leaves in autumn when hard as I try I can’t move even a few feet without the sound of rustling leaves? Even my dog with padded paws doesn’t move in complete silence.
How do squirrels find the nuts they've buried even
when the snow lays heavy on the ground?
Why is my sixty pound tricolor collie nervous around my small and declawed tabby cat named Brat Cat, but not around the cat's sister, Moggie?
How do Monarch butterflies that have never seen the place in Mexico they head for every year still know the way?
I wonder about why one hen in a flock is picked on. What makes that particular hen the scapegoat even if she was part of the original flock of young chicks and not a new addition?
How can a tiny ruby-throated hummingbird survive winds and storms to cross the long distance across the Gulf of Mexico on their annual migration?
What triggers the European pine sawfly larvae feeding on Mugo pines all rise up in synchronization and wave for a while before sinking down to continue feeding only to do it all over again in less than a minute?
Why do some people who claim to be religious harm others physically or through the hate that spews from their mouths which is all contrary to any real religion.
Why after all the school shootings, according to a recent study, have more movies rated PG, even more than are R rated, come out with gun violence in them?
Why has Black Friday now been moved up to Thanksgiving Day; a day meant for families to be together, by many stores like Wall-Mart? Will they really make more money doing that?
On certain winter days when I’m walking in the woods, my wooden walking sticks – old broom handles – will vibrate and hum when they go through the snow and hit the ground, but not on other snow covered days. What causes this?
Why is it when I’m searching for something it’s always in the last place I look?
Any answers for my conundrums?
What are some things you wonder about?