" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

October 28, 2019

The Man Behind the 'Zen Curtain' Saves Rainbow Lorikeets in Oz?

A curtain with a difference?
"Dozens of rainbow lorikeets have been flying into large glass windows at a Queensland university — some dying on impact — but a unique style of curtain has come to the rescue.
PhD student Adam Hines was so distressed from seeing the birds dead at the entrance to the Queensland Brain Institute building at the University of Queensland (UQ) each day that he decided to take action.
"During this time of year, it becomes a daily problem," he told ABC Radio Brisbane's Rebecca Levingston.
"The number of birds varies day to day, but usually you will get four or five of them hit the window."
"There are some that make it and some that don't."
Mr Hines has been burying the birds that die in the nearby garden, and has been taking the birds that survive to a local vet.
Both UQ and the Queensland Brain Institute contacted Mr Hines immediately after seeing the social media post.
The solution was found in a 'zen curtain', a series of ropes — similar to parachute cord — that suspends from the top to the bottom of the building.
Mr Hines said the newly installed curtain had already saved his feathered friends.
"I got a report from my supervisor that he has already seen a bird do a complete U-turn away from the window," he said.
"It's already working."
The Bird that Flew into the Window
That happy ending at UQ almost makes me want to buy this year's Christmas rashie ... almost, which this year synchromystically has rainbow lorikeets on it:-)
SchrΓΆdinger's Parrot and the "Nature" of "Reality"?
Meet the ‘keet!
Don't forget that Christmas rashie when you head outside for a smashing time this summer, either:-)

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