DEBUT 1988

A Homing Pigeon appears in Neat Stuff To Know & To Do helping Kai-Lee and P.J. explain what homing pigeons do. At first, he can't remember how he finds his way home, but the kids read to him from a book and remind him that homing pigeons use the sun and stars to navigate, just as sailors used to. They also explain that homing pigeons have a great sense of smell and possess a sensitivity to air pressure so that they know what breeze to follow.

After the homing pigeon remembers, he rambles on about random homing pigeon facts. For example, they've been used for over 3,000 years to fly messages from place to place with capsules attached to their legs and were instrumental to communication during wars.

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