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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...
Newsflash for bird lovers: the Great Blue Herons are back on the nest at the Cornell webcam site. You can see the lovely big birds, hear the sounds of early spring at the Ornithology Lab (including the occasional heron honk and squawk) and follow...
UPDATE: another egg (that makes two!) this morning, and new greenery adorning the nest. This is too good not to share. During our special “Spring” call-in Tuesday, Curt Stager and I heard of early season sightings of Great Blue...
New York state is taking comments on a plan that would allow hunters to take more bobcats in more parts of the state. This from the Plattsburgh Press-Republican. The plan is really calling for an expansion of many areas where we would like to...
There’s not a whole lot of white in our landscape this winter. In fact, none here today, though there is some ice build-up on some of the trees. As I write, it’s another rainy day outside our Canton studios, and looks like lots of...
News stories tagged with "nature"
Jun 01, 2006 — When creatures lose organs they once had, such as cave-dwelling fish that lose functional eyes, is this evolution or devolution? Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley look for what is gained when something's lost in nature's accounting. Go to full article
May 25, 2006 — Why does St. John's Wort do better when there are fish in the pond? What does the sea otter population have to do with the quality of surfing? Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley follow some of the thinner strands of the web of life. Go to full article
May 11, 2006 — Reported sightings of cougars in the Adirondacks persist, though the native breeding population was wiped out nearly a century ago. While some sightings are suspect, others come from reliable witnesses. Are cougars returning from areas in Canada? Are these "extreme" pets, escaped or returned to the wild? Martha Foley and Curt Stager talk about big cats. Go to full article
Apr 13, 2006 — Some years trees put out huge quantities of seed. Naturalists are unsure whether this results from certain weather conditions, tree stress or some combination of factors. But this sudden bump in the food supply can have ripple effects throughout the ecosystem. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss. Go to full article
Nov 02, 2005 — Once again this fall, NCPR and the Adirondack Center for Writing, are offering a literature award to regional writers. The "2005 Writing Contest for Young and Adult Writers" welcomes submissions from anyone over 12 years old and living in the Adirondacks and/or NCPR listening area. Nathalie Thill, Adirondack Center for Writing Executive Director, told Todd Moe that this year's contest will focus on nature writing and memoir. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Jun 16, 2005 — Martha Foley was joined in the studio by her Natural Selections co-host Dr. Curt Stager and NCPR resident astronomer Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue to engage with callers in a wide-ranging discussion of the natural world. Everything from earwigs to Bermuda Highs. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
May 04, 2005 — Dr. Bernd Heinrich is one of the country's most prominent nature writers. Based in Burlington, Vermont, and Western Maine, Heinrich teaches biology at the University of Vermont. He has written classic nature books like Bumblebee Economics and Ravens in Winter. Over the weekend, the Adirondack Center for Writing hosted a seminar with Heinrich at the Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center. Heinrich was joined in a public conversation by Dr. Curt Stager, a professor at Paul Smiths College. He was also joined by Chris Shaw, Vermont-based author of Sacred Monkey River, who teaches writing at Middlebury College. Their conversation treated the art of writing and the value of science as we look for the meaning and beauty in nature. Go to full article
Jul 12, 2004 — Officials broke ground on the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake yesterday. The $20-million dollar project, on 31 acres of land, will feature an observation tower, a picnic area, nature trails and a 20-foot waterfall. Todd Moe spoke with some of those who attended Sunday's groundbreaking, including museum board trustee Jim Ellis, who says it's expected to boost tourism, while educating people about the natural, historical and cultural resources of the Adirondacks. Go to full article
May 06, 2004 — Mary Dial is a gardener, interior designer and artist. Her Clayton home is surrounded by nearly a dozen gardens. During the spring, summer and fall you'll find Mary tending her flowers. But she spends the long winters bringing the outdoors inside. She creates pillows, tables, mirrors and upholstered furniture in her studio using shells, beads and pressed flowers from her gardens. The Handweaving Museum and Arts Center in Clayton opens an exhibit of her work tonight. Todd Moe asked Mary where her talent and inspiration come from. Go to full article