I read an interesting article today about the Monk Parakeets of Austin. Then I discovered the very cool Facebook page. So, off I went in search of these birds. As the story goes, the construction at the University of Texas intramural fields has taken some of their homes away since they liked to build nests in the light towers. It is not confirmed if they will like the new light towers or not – and to complicate things, it is rumored that the grass fields will be replaced with AstroTurf. Who new that Austin growth would negatively affect bunches of Parakeets?
When they build stuff in Austin, they don’t mess around. I was lucky enough to watch some of the Lacrosse match under the cranes this morning on my first trek across campus.