Thursday, April 12, 2007

Armadillo Migration

There's no reason to post about armadillos today. Many years ago, I read an entertaining article in the Washington Post about armadillos. I remembered that the armadillos could be expected to survive in Maryland and Pennsylvania, but I didn't remember how slow the northward migration was. I foolishly hoped to see an armadillo in my backyard one day.

Tara and I found the original article in Google's news archive last night. It says
In another century or so, they could reach the White House as they continue their northward migration.
It will be a long time until we see them in Easton.

The article quotes Lynn Robbins on the subject. His co-author Joshua Nixon has a short overview page on armadillo expansion.