Welcome to Nature Walks with Henry Horn!
Ecology professor Henry Horn has been exploring Princeton University’s campus for the past 53 years—and paying close attention to the plants and animals he meets. This video series will share Henry’s unique knowledge of Princeton’s natural history, as well as give viewers the information they need to go out and experience campus ecology themselves.
Episode 5: Mockingbirds
Princeton ecologist Henry Horn was strolling past Princeton Stadium this summer when he noticed something interesting: An adult mockingbird was perched on the head one of the stainless steel tigers at the stadium’s entrance. Upon further observation, Henry discovered that the resourceful mockingbird had chosen the inside of the tiger’s mouth as a well-protected spot to raise its chicks. Fun fact: Princeton University’s most virtuosic mockingbird can sing the songs of 17 other bird species.