Flocks that Darken the Heavens: The Passenger Pigeon in Indiana

One day in rural Monroe County, Indiana during the 1870s, 10-year-old Walter Rader witnessed an astonishing natural phenomenon: passenger pigeons had gathered at his family farm “by the millions.” As the birds descended on the farm, they blocked out “almost the entire visible area of sky.” He remembered that so many pigeons roosted in the … Continue reading Flocks that Darken the Heavens: The Passenger Pigeon in Indiana