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Catch Our Drift: Why Adirondackers Love Winter, Sort Of | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

Do we in the Adirondacks love snow and cold? Do we hate them? Hear dyed-in-the-wool locals speak their minds about our long, cold, crystalline season of white.

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LISTEN: A Winter Walk, And Home Again

On a cold winter day, I go out, then come in. Between the start and finish lie ninety brisk minutes of exercise and illumination. Join me! more »

Jan 23, 2015 3:47 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: What's It All About, Algae?

Meet Corinne Parnapy, a real live phycologist. She studies that slimy stuff, green or brown or red, that we call algae. Is it interesting? Listen and judge for yourself. more »

Jan 16, 2015 10:29 AM Outdoors

LISTEN: Trees, Shrubs, and What Ails Them

Bacteria do it. Viruses do it. Even pesky little fungi do it. Make plants and people sick, that is. Listen to how it goes for plants. more »

Jan 9, 2015 11:56 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Bringing Up Babies

I've raised baby possums, raccoons, skunks, robins, starlings, and great-horned owls. Which are the most cuddly and fun to be around? The answer may surprise you. more »

Jan 2, 2015 9:10 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The Little Drummer Boy

Do you hear what I hear? It's late on a cold winter night. Snow lies softly over the ground, and the red stuff in the thermometer is plunging. more »

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Living With Bears

If there are bruins in the neighborhood, trouble may be brewin'. Listen and learn how to avoid it. more »

Dec 19, 2014 2:59 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Ladies And Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones!

They rock and roll them. We're talking about those boulders we all see in the woods. Geologists call them "erratics." more »

Dec 12, 2014 11:34 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Making Cannibal Jello

The gelatin that goes into Jello and similar products comes from sanitized, pulverized, boiled animal hooves. Animal hooves are largely made of keratin. more »

Dec 5, 2014 8:59 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: An Owl And A Pussycat

It was all over in a thump, a hiss, and a flash of feathers. What was going on? Join me as I try to solve a life-and-death drama staged one morning at our bird feeder. more »

Nov 26, 2014 4:04 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Oh, What A Beautiful Morning

I've been singing that Rodgers and Hammerstein lyric on bright, cheery mornings ever since I performed the song on stage in the second grade. But I ask myself: what makes a beautiful morning beautiful? more »

Nov 21, 2014 3:26 PM , Outdoors

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