Not since the demise of the passenger pigeon has a species declined so rapidly – and the little brown bat is not a species humans want to lose. One bat alone can eat 600 insects an hour, which means they eat thousands of mosquitoes, moths and night-flying insects each night.
These looks at what’s on screens in the coming week include “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” and more at The Brattle, Harvard Film Archive, The Somerville Theatre and Landmark Kendall Square Cinema, as well as reviews of “Paris, District 13,” “Facing Nolan” and Disney’s “Polar Bear,” streaming in time for Earth Day.
Red-winged blackbirds are omnivores, eating insects, fruit, corn and farmer’s grain, among other things. During breeding season, the territorial males perch up high, ready to mob any intruder no matter the size, dive bombing and pecking hard. It is not too surprising that the birds have acquired enemies.