Public radio: it’s your go-to source for important, hard-hitting topics so often ignored by main-stream media. Such as the annual Christmas Bird Count, a popular event in environmental circles in the U.S. and Canada, as shown by this map of...
Think back to fall.
We started spending more time inside, but talked (happily) about the crisp air, holidays and family gatherings. It’s always a sentimental season.
Now, that crisp air that dries out everything but our floor mats,...
Canada geese have been a problem for communities across the North Country for years.
Last year, Saranac Lake’s high school called off an effort to round up and destroy a gaggle of birds that had settled on sports fields, after some residents...
We raise laying hens and, occasionally, turkeys on our farm. Last year, we kept
a few turkeys after the fall sell off: a tom and four hens, hoping to hatch some of our own turkey chicks. Finally, one of the Narragansetts wandered down the road,...
From a morning walk in my tiny corner of the north country, signs of the new season–spring–just before Barb talked about summer-like temperatures.
There were lots of sounds, too–including snipe calls, which makes me think of the...
Jun 26, 2002 — The Common Tern is a bird best known for its graceful flight and dramatic dives. The shoals and nooks of the eastern Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shoreline have been some of the tern's best nesting habitat in North America. But over the past 50 years, the area's tern population has dropped dramatically, from 20,000 to only 2000. Now the tern's a threatened species in New York. David Sommerstein reports on efforts to restore the bird's numbers. Go to full article
Apr 26, 2002 — Many North American birds are in serious decline. But scientists aren't sure what's wrong because birds are hard to count. The problem is partly that birds often migrate long distances between wintering sites and summer breeding grounds. Usually they fly unobserved at night. And in many cases scientists don't know what route they take. However, a new technique promises to solve this problem. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Daniel Grossman has our story. Go to full article
Mar 25, 2002 — Martha Foley talks with naturalist Bill Hilton Jr. about how to protect hummingbirds in North America and the tropics. Hilton is Executive Director of the Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History in South Carolina. He'll give a lecture at 4:00 this afternoon in St. Lawrence University's Hepburn Auditorium. Go to full article
Sep 27, 2001 — How do birds discover their migration routes? Are they taught, is it instinct, or a special sense? Dr Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss what's known and what's guessed. Go to full article
Aug 02, 2001 — The American Robin is a type of thrush, while what Europeans call a robin looks more like a bluebird. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley profile the iconic bird of spring. Go to full article
Jun 12, 2001 — Wildlife experts are urging landowners and road maintenance crews to delay mowing roadsides. Mowing kills many grassland birds by destroying nests. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
May 31, 2001 — Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss hawkowls, a very rare arctic visitor to the Adirondacks. This daytime predator differs in many ways from its more temperate cousins. Go to full article