Ed Kanze http://mountainlake.org/topics/ed_kanze/index.rss 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. en-us Copyright © Mountain Lake PBS 2014. All rights reserved. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:00:27 GMT 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?

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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?

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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.

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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

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Adirondack Exercise Club | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK Hardy Adirondack Mountain folk chant 1-2-3-4 as we prepare to stay warm during cold, snowy winters that can last half the year or more. It's all about firewood: felling it, sawing it to length, hauling it out of the woods, splitting it

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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.

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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.

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Dirt, Food, and Friends: Fledging Crow Farm Celebrates The Harvest | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK In Keeseville, on the eastern edge of upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains, a new-fangled subscription farm called Fledging Crow grows food the old fashioned way

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LISTEN: The Poignant End of Summer According to the calendar, one day it's summer and the next it's fall. Nature marks the change of the season a little differently.

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LISTEN: Home On The Range With Ants And Aphids I'd forgive anyone for thinking I was pulling a leg when telling them that some ants round up aphids on plant stems and tend them like dairy farmers care for cows.

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Asleep Beneath The Sod: Saranac Lake's Historic Pine Ridge Cemetery | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK Saranac Lake's Pine Ridge Cemetery sprawls over a sandy hillside in the heart of the village. In it lie the last remains of the village's first settlers, along with hundreds of others, some well known, some not, who followed them across

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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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Slimed! Adirondack Kids Love Amphibians! | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK Adirondack kids can't resist slimy things that hop and crawl. Join three warm-blooded young naturalists as they hunt for frogs, toads, and salamanders. Don't think amphibians are cool? Maybe we can change your mind.

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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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