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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: 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

Intervale Lowlands: Biologist Larry Master Re-Wilds 135 Acres Near Lake Placid | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

In 2009, biologist Larry Master and his wife, Nancy, bought 135 acres of woods, fields, flowing water, and floodplain near Lake Placid in the Adirondack Mountains. Their mission: to make the property sing with songbirds, to convert its mowed fields more »

Oct 31, 2014 2:59 PM , 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

What Does The Moose Say? | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

There are spelling bees. There are trivia contests. There are athletic games and lumberjack competitions. But have you ever seen and heard a moose-calling contest? more »

Oct 16, 2014 3:51 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: 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

Designer/Author Matt Wolpe on Backyard Chickens - Extended Roundtable

Chickens have been growing in popularity in more and more backyards. We’ll meet a designer and author who is helping a new generation of urban farmers build their birds luxury accommodations. more »

Aug 22, 2014 12:32 PM Outdoors

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. more »

Jul 11, 2014 8:38 AM , Outdoors

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. more »

Jun 27, 2014 11:11 AM , Outdoors

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. more »

Jun 19, 2014 4:25 PM , Outdoors

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. more »

Jun 6, 2014 8:11 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The Bloodletting

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

May 29, 2014 4:49 PM , Outdoors

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. more »

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LISTEN: At Dusk A Strange Beast in The Driveway

While I wish I could boast instant recognition when the animal popped up in front of me the fact was for a few seconds I was stumped. What was this strange beast in the driveway? more »

Mar 14, 2014 8:06 AM , Outdoors