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Animals

LISTEN: Mite Versus Right

Pets bring us joy and the pleasures of companionship. And sometimes they bring us pain. Listen to a horror story of a house---my house---invaded by hordes of hungry mites. more »

Mar 25, 2015 2:13 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Geography of a Bird

Start looking at birds, and you have to master a whole new vocabulary of lingo. more »

Mar 25, 2015 9:22 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: An Ornithologist Shaken, Not Stirred

Before there was James Bond OO7 the secret agent and ladies' man, there was James Bond the distinguished ornithologist and expert on birds of the West Indians. more »

Mar 13, 2015 8:06 AM , Outdoors

Discover Earth’s fellow inhabitants at these three amazing museums promoting Biodiversity!

I recently visited three family attractions, (museums and parks both near and far from Montreal) that introduces us to biodiversity and that also puts us in direct contact with some of the fabulous creatures that inhabit this world. more »

Mar 11, 2015 11:57 PM , Gen's Delights

LISTEN: Great Snowy Owl

Everybody knows the bird, but most us have never seen it in the flesh: the great white owl of northern North America and Eurasia known as the snowy. more »

Mar 6, 2015 11:18 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Penguins Of The Southern Oceans

You don't have to be crazy to believe in the existence of Little People. They exist. We call them penguins. Join me in reminiscing about wild penguins I have known. 2015-02-27 06:55 more »

Feb 27, 2015 6:46 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: 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