Chickadee Songs

Apr 4, 2014

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
Credit University of Massachusetts OEB Program

4/6/14 & 4/7/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Chickadee Songs," by Archie McMillan.

"Pretty Shield, a medicine woman born to the Crow Nation 160 years ago, heard the bird saying, 'Summer's near, summer's near!' She taught that the bird has a single tongue in the fall, and then, as the seasons progress, more tongues each month until spring, when it has seven...

...And now, before you race outside to check on the prophecies of your local chickadees, it's time to keep the birds chirping here at Montana Public Radio. (406) 243-6400, or (800) 325-1565, or"