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Migratory birds help spread plant species across hemispheres

June 12, 2014

American golden plover A new study out of the University of Connecticut demonstrates for the first time, how some plants travel not just across the backyard, but as far as from the Northern to Southern Hemispheres on the wings of migratory birds. Full Story

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