Several converging experiences over the last week got me to thinking about the role predators play in the food chain and even, it turns out, on the shape of our landscape.
It began with my hen house, led to the ridge at the top of my hay field, and...
WCAX reports that Vermont governor Peter Shumlin was chased by 4 bears in his back yard. The bears were feasting on his bird feeders Wednesday night, and it seems the governor interrupted their midnight snack.
Did you get a chance to take part in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count this past weekend? I admit I put it off until Monday afternoon – the last day of the count – and decided to count birds during the first part of an afternoon...
Atlantic Sturgeon now listed as Endangered Species. You might have heard this story on NPR’s Weekend Edition this past Saturday (Feb. 4).
Now this New York Times article takes a look:
The sturgeon, in decades long past, commonly exceeded 14...
Jan 22, 2002 — Zoos across the nation are putting their animals in more natural settings instead of cages. For some zoos, it's done to make the animal's lives a little more comfortable. But for others, it's simply done to draw more people. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has the details in the first of a two-part series. Go to full article
Oct 25, 2001 — A human male and a male chimpanzee have as much in common, genetically, as a man and a woman. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley look at our evolutionary cousins, primates. Go to full article
Sep 28, 2001 — More than 1300 US and Canadian scientists are asking the Canadian government to strengthen proposed legislation that would protect endangered species. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly explains. 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
Sep 04, 2001 — If you've ever been curious about what goes on at the bottom of the world's largest lake, you can take a look for yourself--and you don't even have to get wet.
A device called the "fishcam" is sitting under 35 feet of water in Lake Superior and it's now sending pictures to the Internet. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chris Julin has the story. Go to full article
Aug 23, 2001 — Researchers in the Adirondacks are working to learn more about the common loon. The latest field study is raising questions about mercury contamination in the lakes and ponds where the loons live. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article