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“If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows.”   Henry Ward Beecher

The Corvus genus Corvidae family is cunning and adaptive. Crows are found nearly everywhere on the earth in all kinds of habitats. The Aesop’s Fables tale, “The Crow and the Pitcher” reminds us to be inventive in solving problems.

In Native American mythology the crow or raven is often portrayed as a trickster and reminds us to have fun while we adapt to life and change.

What do you think?

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    • Thanks…. They have become imbedded in my artwork and are included in three separate series i’m doing now. And they pop up at random. I do not associate them with the negative myths and superstitions – I favor the positive ones. Yes, a quote like that almost makes you search out a picture for it.
      Cheers 🙂

  1. Did you know if you threw something shinny in the air around a crow they will snatch it out of the air and take off with it? When I was a kid my brother and I tested that theory with a lid to a soup can. The crow grabbed it mid flight and took off with it.

    • Yes, they are very smart. They recognize individual people. I tend to like the more positive of the mythologies about them. I welcome their presence here. I live very close to where they filmed the movie “The Birds” so when I see a hundred or so of them at once I start to feel nervous . LOL
      Cheers Kim

  2. Maybe it just a momentary lapse of reason, but I always thought Crows were herbivores. Growing up on and near farms I remember the scarecrows we used to keep them out of the corn. Now I see them on the roadside eating roadkill, more than see them in the field. Has something changed? Or are my memories false.

    • They are omnivores and eat pretty much everything. The American crow can be damaging to crops but at the same time it is estimated that 60 to 90 percent of the insects they eat are agricultural pests. The diverse diet is undoubtably a factor in their success. Crows and corn – those memories are correct.

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