All Things Natural with Ed Kanze http://mountainlake.org/topics/all_things_natural_with_ed_kanze/index.rss OFFICIAL PODCAST: Listen to All Things Natural with Ed Kanze each week on mountainlake.org. "All Things Natural," Ed's weekly newspaper column, has been published since 1987. en-us Copyright © Mountain Lake PBS 2014. All rights reserved. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:59:00 GMT LISTEN: Finding Common Ferns I've been seeing lots of ferns lately, and maybe you have, too. Most are tricky to identify. Still, there are three big common ones that are easy to know: the bracken, the interrupted, and the cinnamon.

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LISTEN: Aye Aye Skipper Should you care about tiny drab butterflies that look like moths? I'm not sure. But plants all over the world seem to care a great deal about them

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LISTEN: A Damsel in Distress Birds do it, bees do it, and so do damselflies, delicate cousins of dragonflies that dart through the air around and above wet places.

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LISTEN: The Nature of Exercise My mother always told my sisters and me as she bounced us outside in all kinds of weather that exercise was good for us. She was more right than she knew.

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LISTEN: Who Rules The World Who's in charge, my daughter wanted to know? She'd been given a tee-shirt that proclaims "Girls Rule The World." Now she wanted to know: do they? Listen to my answer.

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Life in the Adirondacks: Ed Kanze extended interview Naturalist Ed Kanze shares his love of the outdoors in new videos coming to our Mountain Lake PBS website, and talks about his new book on life in the Adirondacks.

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LISTEN: Eye of an Eagle The great hulk of the thing was scarcely 50 feet away perched on the limb of a birch. The limb was spindly, and this combined with the eagle’s proximity to the ground and to my retinas, made it appear gigantic!

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LISTEN: On The Beech Frankly, they suck. And while they suck, they inadvertently introduce fungi into the inner bark. Listen here and meet the Bonny and Clyde of the beech tree decline: a hyperfeminine aphid and a lethal fungus.

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LISTEN: A Walk in a Boneyard It doesn't make any sense. Most wild animals big enough for us to pay attention to have skeletons.

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LISTEN: Matters of Perspective Defeated by a little bird! It's humbling, I confess, to have chased wild birds over much of North America for 35 years and still not have seen a common sedge wren.

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New "Curiously Adirondack" Web Series Looks at Life, Both Human and Wild in the Adirondacks Mountain Lake PBS is proud to announce a new 8 episode web series exploring the wild, weird, and wondrous Adirondack Mountains and the people who call them home.

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LISTEN: Ticks Looking For Good Hosts Like it or not, they're waiting for you. Legs reach out, legs with highly receptive sensory organs on them, and they know you're coming.

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LISTEN: A Little Night Music A Stephen Sondheim musical is hard to beat, but it meets its match in the night singing of frogs and toads on spring and summer nights.

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LISTEN: Wildflower Parade Spring and summer bring us colorful birds, and their colors seem to be reflected in the wildflowers that pop up and open for business at the same time of year.

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LISTEN: Brown, Furry, And Wet: Who Goes There? Now you see it, now you don't: something brown in or near the water, hopping, swimming, or doing something else that catches your eye.

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LISTEN: The Bloodletting The day began with a mosquito attacking me before I got out of bed, and it went downhill from there.

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Adirondack Terror: The Blackfly Menace In much of the world, the animals that strike fear into the human heart tend to be large or extra-large. Consider the crocodile, the cobra, the anaconda, the lion, the hippo, the tiger.

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LISTEN: Tripping The Lights Fantastic I can assure you there is nothing boring about the Aurora Borealis. At best, the so-called northern lights reach from the horizon high into the sky, staging a light show without rival elsewhere.

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LISTEN: The Unsung, Well Sung, Pine Warbler The pine warbler is often heard but rarely seen. To identify one of these birds, even at close range, you've got to inventory its features, hear it sing if possible, and ponder.

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LISTEN: Birds Come, Birds Go, Birds Come Again Migratory songbirds rack up enormous numbers of frequent flier miles as they wing north and south and north again, all without tickets or boarding passes.

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