About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, March 15, 2019

Help prevent bug bites

As the weather starts to warm, the bugs will come out, which is a good thing for hungry birds and a not so good thing for birdwatchers on a walk. You can wear long sleeves, or rub your arms with catnip to repel biting insects. And now new research reveals that a black and white striped jacket may also dazzle flies enough to not bite.

Scientists learned in recent years that zebras have black and white stripes to avoid biting flies. And a study published in February in the journal PLOS ONE went even further to discover that stripes actually disrupt a biting fly’s ability to land on a zebra and suck its blood.
 

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