Crows are very social and have a tight-knit family. They roost in huge numbers (in the thousands) to protect themselves from enemies like red-tailed hawks, horned-owls, and raccoons. Crows also use at least 250 different calls. The distress call brings other crows to their aid, as crows will defend unrelated crows. Crows mate for life. You might be surprised to know that a group of crows is called a ‘murder’. The BBC tells us the term “murder of crows” mostly reflects a time when groupings of many animals had colorful and poetic names.
From crows, we can learn cleverness, problem solving, instinct and inspiration. Crows are all about direction. You know, the old saying, “as the crow flies.”
Crows are also opportunists. There are lessons to be had in setting goals, taking action, being persistent and creative in taking advantage of an opportunity.
Crows don’t fool anyone. Candor, timing, expression and discernment allow transparency which get us far in life.
Crows love to play games and have been seen playing while their are flying. They’ve been said to recognize the face of a person who was mean to them and then teach other crows to recognize the person as well.
Crows have much to teach us about life.