30 April 2005


I read the recent stories of the rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker [Wikipedia] with some interest but not really that much. It's nice, and rare, that a species gets to be un-extinct even if only for a short while. Then I listened on NPR to an ornithologist breathlessly describe how excited he was when he first heard the news. His heart pounds at the thought of the rediscovery. That humanized it for me and made me more interested. How nice that it's so meaningful to some people.

And yet no commentator has referenced Woody Woodpecker [Wikipedia] this whole time.

[ posted by sstrader on 30 April 2005 at 10:35:17 AM in Culture & Society ]