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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

LISTEN: The Trees Of Our Forests

We measure babies by length, not height. The blue whale is the world's longest animal, or at least the longest one with a backbone. What's the longest tree? more »

Nov 7, 2014 10:35 AM , 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: 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. more »

Aug 29, 2014 1:59 PM , Outdoors

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. more »

Jul 18, 2014 3:10 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The Secret Life Of Pollen

Snort it and sneeze, but don't hate it. Pollen, each grain essentially a plant sperm and some other odds and ends wrapped up in a sturdy waterproof container, makes the world go 'round. more »

May 1, 2014 3:25 PM , Outdoors

Undead Zombie Flowers of Skunk Cabbage!

SUNY Plattsburgh’s Dr. Rachel Schultz teams up with former faculty member Dr. Chris Martine for a video about a wetlands plant known as skunk cabbage. more »

Jun 27, 2013 11:48 AM Outdoors