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Call-in on the Natural World

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
Dr. Bernd Heinrich (Source:  UVM)
Dr. Bernd Heinrich (Source: UVM)

Conversation with Bernd Heinrich: A Scientist Explores the Patterns & Beauty in Nature

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
Kids with flags and Governor Pataki gather to break ground for the Natural History Museum in Tupper Lake
Kids with flags and Governor Pataki gather to break ground for the Natural History Museum in Tupper Lake

Ground Broken for Adk. Natural History Museum

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
Mary's art includes furniture and various silks with impressions of leaves, weeds and flowers
Mary's art includes furniture and various silks with impressions of leaves, weeds and flowers

Gardening Inspires Clayton Interior Design Diva

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

The Stellar Wonders of Autumn

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about solar storms, northern lights and a lunar eclipse.  Go to full article

Increase in Households Pressures Environment

An increase in the number of households throughout the world is threatening the environment, according to new research in the scientific journal Nature. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Erin Toner explains.  Go to full article

Climate Change Affecting Backyard Wildlife

A recent study in the scientific journal Nature suggests that effects of global warming can be seen in people's backyards. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Erin Toner reports.  Go to full article

Recapturing Music's Roots

These days a lot of modern music depends heavily on technology. Guitars are electric and beats electronic. But since ancient times human beings have found a way to make music with the things they found in nature. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tamar Charney has the story of one man who is helping his neighbors rediscover the roots of music.  Go to full article

Region's Champion Tree Cloned for 9/11 Tribute

Tomorrow, nine trees will be planted at the Pentagon as a memorial to the victims of September 11th. The trees are clones of the nation's largest red ash. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tamar Charney reports.  Go to full article

Indian Creek Nature Center Celebrates 30 Years

The Indian Creek Nature Center at the Upper and Lower lakes Wildlife Conservation Area is celebrating its 30th anniversary Saturday. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

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