“The thing that strikes me most about a crow being curious is that they will stand back and look and watch. They will observe a situation, and then they will act.” ~ John Marzluff
Having seen thousands of crows roosting right nearby, how could I not do a show about these curious creatures that use tools, are self-aware and (be still, my heart!) appreciate analogies? And who better to talk with than Colleen and John Marzluff, corvid experts extraordinaire?
One morning, I caught the crows as they rose from their night’s roost in Rosslyn and into the morning fog…
This is the first in what I imagine will be a series of episodes inspired by things I can see from my balcony, a sort of celebration of curiosity about one’s surroundings, new or old. What might we learn if we pay just a little more attention to what’s right in front of us?
Crow Scientist is a free app that invites young students to observe crows the way a scientist might and is designed to support simple science projects.