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Ed Kanze

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Author, naturalist, photographer, columnist, and Adirondack guide Edward Kanze is a 1978 graduate of Middlebury College, Vermont. He earned a B.A. in Geography and won the Bermas Prize for highest departmental honors.


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Popular Web Series 'Curiously Adirondack' Returns! Watch Season 1 Highlights!

Announcing Season 2 of our 8-episode web series exploring the weird, wild, and wondrous world of the Adirondacks. Watch and share this Season 1 highlight reel as we gear up for another round of Adirondack inspired adventures! more »

Apr 24, 2015 2:48 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Bluebirds Shop Around

Build a bird house for bluebirds and they will come, or not, depending on intangibles known only to the birds. more »

Apr 24, 2015 2:44 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The Bursting of the Buds

In the Adirondacks and throughout most of eastern North America, we know spring has arrived when the red maple buds pop. more »

Apr 17, 2015 2:03 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The Marsupial Habit

Riddle: What makes a marsupial a marsupial? Hint: it has little or nothing to do whether the animal has a marsupium, or pouch, for carrying its young. more »

Apr 10, 2015 10:34 AM , Outdoors

'All Things Natural' Celebrates 100th Episode With Buck Tooth, Pride of The Beavers

Listen here as Mr. Buck Tooth, "Rodent of the Year," accepts his honor at a meeting of the American Association of Gnawing Rodents. more »

Apr 6, 2015 9:42 AM , Outdoors

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

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: Mink May Stink, But They're Fun To Watch

If you have the privilege of getting close to a mink, it'll stink. But don't let the smell scare you off. These fierce, wide-ranging members of the weasel tribe offer fine entertainment to those who watch them. more »

Feb 19, 2015 3:04 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: SPECIAL EDITION 'ALL THINGS NATURAL' - FROM DIRT COMES HEALING

If the history of medical science can teach us one thing, it's this. Don't underestimate dirt. From ordinary backyard soil and composted compost have some of the world's most useful wonder-drugs. more »

Feb 12, 2015 11:19 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Animal Attitudes, It Takes All Kinds

We may be all cut from the same cloth, yet every one of us is one of a kind. The same holds for wild animals. In a given family of wild owls, robins, or raccoons, no two individuals share the same personality. Vive le difference! more »

Feb 6, 2015 12:38 PM , Outdoors

The Adirondack Mountain Village of Saranac Lake Remembers Its Curative Past | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

Most of us have heard William Faulkner's famous line about the past not being dead. His wisdom is nowhere more apparent than in the Adirondack Mountain village of Saranac Lake. more »

Feb 4, 2015 1:19 PM , Arts & Culture

Historic Saranac Lake, Ed Kanze, Discuss New Doc The Forgotten Plague

Mary Hotaling, Amy Catania, and Ed Kanze join us at the Roundtable to talk about the documentary American Experience: The Forgotten Plague that explores Saranac Lake’s history of “Cure Cottages” & caring for Tuberculosis patients. more »

Feb 3, 2015 9:26 AM Arts & Culture

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

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. more »

Jan 9, 2015 11:28 AM , Outdoors

Popular Web Series 'Curiously Adirondack' Returns! Watch Season 1 Highlights!

Announcing Season 2 of our 8-episode web series exploring the weird, wild, and wondrous world of the Adirondacks. Watch and share this Season 1 highlight reel as we gear up for another round of Adirondack inspired adventures! more »

Apr 24, 2015 2:48 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Bluebirds Shop Around

Build a bird house for bluebirds and they will come, or not, depending on intangibles known only to the birds. more »

Apr 24, 2015 2:44 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The Bursting of the Buds

In the Adirondacks and throughout most of eastern North America, we know spring has arrived when the red maple buds pop. more »

Apr 17, 2015 2:03 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The Marsupial Habit

Riddle: What makes a marsupial a marsupial? Hint: it has little or nothing to do whether the animal has a marsupium, or pouch, for carrying its young. more »

Apr 10, 2015 10:34 AM , Outdoors

'All Things Natural' Celebrates 100th Episode With Buck Tooth, Pride of The Beavers

Listen here as Mr. Buck Tooth, "Rodent of the Year," accepts his honor at a meeting of the American Association of Gnawing Rodents. more »

Apr 6, 2015 9:42 AM , Outdoors

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

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: Mink May Stink, But They're Fun To Watch

If you have the privilege of getting close to a mink, it'll stink. But don't let the smell scare you off. These fierce, wide-ranging members of the weasel tribe offer fine entertainment to those who watch them. more »

Feb 19, 2015 3:04 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: SPECIAL EDITION 'ALL THINGS NATURAL' - FROM DIRT COMES HEALING

If the history of medical science can teach us one thing, it's this. Don't underestimate dirt. From ordinary backyard soil and composted compost have some of the world's most useful wonder-drugs. more »

Feb 12, 2015 11:19 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Animal Attitudes, It Takes All Kinds

We may be all cut from the same cloth, yet every one of us is one of a kind. The same holds for wild animals. In a given family of wild owls, robins, or raccoons, no two individuals share the same personality. Vive le difference! more »

Feb 6, 2015 12:38 PM , Outdoors

The Adirondack Mountain Village of Saranac Lake Remembers Its Curative Past | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

Most of us have heard William Faulkner's famous line about the past not being dead. His wisdom is nowhere more apparent than in the Adirondack Mountain village of Saranac Lake. more »

Feb 4, 2015 1:19 PM , Arts & Culture

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: 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

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. more »

Jan 9, 2015 11:28 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