RSS

All Things Natural with Ed Kanze

ed_kanze

"All Things Natural," Ed's weekly newspaper column, has been published continuously for a quarter century. It ran for 21 years in the Connecticut-based newspaper chain and today appears in the Bedford, NY Record-Review. Over the column's run, he has written over 1300 columns totaling nearly a million words. Listen each week as Ed shares, in his own voice, stories about nature in the Adirondacks and beyond in this Mountain Lake PBS/BorderlessNorth exclusive podcast. Visit Producer Josh Clement's Borderless North webpage at www.mountainlake.org/bn.

LISTEN: The Strange Case Of The Ice Flows Cargo

Men are often drawn to women by their eyes. So it was with me as I was getting to know my wife, Debbie. In this case, there was more to it than just the color and depth I found in her luminous blue orbs. It also was what they saw. more »

Jan 30, 2015 9:48 AM , Outdoors

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

LISTEN: The Incredible, Edible Guinea Pig

Meet the two newest members of my household: Silky and Bandit, and pair of guinea pigs. more »

Nov 14, 2014 3:17 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The Trees Of Our Forests

We measure babies by length, not height. The blue whale is the world's longest animal, or at least the longest one with a backbone. What's the longest tree? more »

Nov 7, 2014 10:35 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Swings of The Pendulum

The balance of nature? Bah humbug. There isn't any, the late ecologist William Drury asserted. In nature, the steady state is constant change. more »

Oct 31, 2014 1:59 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The One, The Tuatara

Of all the unique, curious creature in the world, none is curiouser than the reptile known as the tuatara. It lives only in New Zealand. It is neither crocodile nor turtle nor snake nor lizard. more »

Oct 24, 2014 8:54 AM , Outdoors 1 Comments

LISTEN: Perpetually Seeking Salamanders

We all have our passions and compulsions. One of mine is hunting for salamanders. When I catch them, I let them go. The fun isn't in the possessing, it's in the chase. Will you join me? more »

Oct 17, 2014 11:00 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Poignant End of Summer

First one at a time, then later by the truckload, leaves turn color. At first they signal the coming end of summer, then the arrival of fall, then turn our forests into one vast Jackson Pollack painting. more »

Oct 10, 2014 3:35 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The Thrill of Being There

While I watch nature videos with pleasure, especially if they're narrated by David Attenborough, and while I enjoy a stroll through a zoo now and again, it's always been clear to me that there's nothing more satisfying and fun more »

Oct 3, 2014 1:52 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Iron Eaters Near And Far

Weird living things you may never have heard of live deep in the oceans and in hot pools at Yellowstone. They live in your intestines and toilet tank, too. You gotta love them, for without them, we'd be nowhere. more »

Sep 26, 2014 8:10 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Great Things Happen at Dusk

When nights yields to day and day succumbs to darkness, wild beasts come out to fly and prowl. Scientists call them crepuscular. Listen and meet dusk specialists here. more »

Sep 18, 2014 4:45 PM , Outdoors