The Outside World, In and Around Duluth

Fluff Those Feathers

My Field Interpretation midterm was easier than I feared. The hardest thing for me was recalling the term ‘piloerection.’ Goose bumps. Birds do it to fluff themselves up and stay warm in cold weather.

Here’s an example of piloerection with a cardinal:

Unfluffed

Unfluffed

Fluffed

Fluffed

Kinda neat, huh?

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