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Natural Selections: Dogs

When did wolves become dogs? How did they come to be "man's best friend?" Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about canine evolution and domestication.  Go to full article

On the Ice in Tupper Lake: Chasing the Northern Pike

Despite frigid temperatures, more than a thousand fishermen crowded onto a pond near Tupper Lake Saturday, for the second annual Northern Challenge. The event is a fundraiser for a local charity, and a chance for ice fishermen to match skills chasing northern pike. Brian Mann was there and sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Rare Owl Draws Birdwatchers from Afar to Adirondacks

Bird watchers have been gathering in the Adirondacks in recent days, hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare "hawk-owl". The bird usually stays close to home in remote parts of northern Quebec or Labrador. Local experts say out of state bird watchers are traveling from as far away as New Jersey and Kentucky. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Snow Flies

Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about snow flies. This tiny wingless fly likes the cold, making their own antifreeze to survive the weather. They are a pest only to rodents, carrying the roundworm parasites that infect them.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Snow Fleas

Anyone who has had pets has heard of fleas. But snow fleas--that's a different story! As Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley explain, these tiny critters look like pepper on the snow on days just above freezing.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Cat Intelligence

Cats are pretty smart--the whole setup proves that. But just how smart are they? Dr Curt Stager and Martha Foley stack up man's second-best friend against other mammals.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Blue Jays

If you've ever had a bird feeder in your yard, perhaps you've had the chance to admire blue jays hungrily munching away. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about the habits of this year-round resident of the North Country.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: The Hollis Family

The Hollis family lives along the shore of the St. Lawrence River in Red Mills, New York. Along with a generations-old passion for fishing and hunting, the family is known for their popular handbuilt wooden "Hollis punts" and for superbly carved duck decoys.  Go to full article

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