Since many of us may be paying more attention to our backyard bird feeders these days, you may have also noticed a competitor for the bird seed in the form of the Gray Squirrel.

A former NASA JPL engineer who became a bird-watcher noticed the squirrels and tried to do something about it by creating an obstacle course. You can watch the hilarious results on the video Mark Rober posted Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder


The Audubon Mural Project is a joint effort between the National Audubon Society and Gitler &__Gallery to create murals of climate-threatened birds within – and beyond – John James Audubon‘s old Harlem-based neighborhood in New York City. The project commissions artists to paint dramatic bird-murals to call attention to the climate-driven problems, and the effort has been widely covered in the media, including in The New York Times.

Follow the link above to read more about this project and to take a virtual tour of the works completed thus far.