A plant in South Africa, commonly called Rat’s Tail but referred to by scientists as Babiana ringens, evolved a perch for birds to use while feeding.  This aids the plants because they get pollinated as part of the bargain.  Now if only one of the plants in New York would evolve a couch near a good birding spot…

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.