Botany Prevents Dangerous Bird Strikes At Airports

Pigeons are potentially the most dangerous bird when it comes to plane strikes, so staff knew they needed a plan. A botanist was brought in to take a closer look at the airport’s vegetation. The team matched certain plants and seeds with what they found in dead birds. Using certain herbicides and other treatments, they were soon able to drastically reduce the tasty vegetation. (Click on title for full story.)