by Mary Caton
Dramatic weather changes are unnerving to people and animals. Animals, however, particularly birds, know and even warn of its coming. To hear the term “bomb” used to describe a weather event sounds terrifying. A weather bomb, cyclone bomb or ‘bombogenesis‘ is a winter hurricane with gale force winds, snow, ice, rain, flooding and very cold temperatures. The northeastern United States began 2018 with a bomb cyclone in January and a second in early March.
Read Mary’s full article here to learn how birds prepare and adapt to such weather extremes.