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Natural Selections: The Pine Marten

The pine marten, or American marten, is an elusive member of the weasel family found in spruce/pine or mixed hardwood forests. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss how to make track prints and photographs of this nocturnal Adirondack hunter.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Shrews

Although they look much like mice, shrews are not even in the rodent family. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss how these tiny ancient predators achieved their reputation for giant-size attitude.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Ruminants

Ever wonder about animals that have more than one stomach, like cattle and deer? What do they do with those extra stomachs anyhow? Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager chew over the details.  Go to full article
Swordtail (male below)
Swordtail (male below)

Natural Selections: Sex-Changing Fish

Hermaphoditism, the ability for an animal to display characteristics of either sex, is common in fish. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss aquarium surprises.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Rabbits and Hares

Martha Foley talks with Dr. Curt Stager about how Northern American rabbits and snowshoe hares differ in appearance and habitat--and how neither, despite Bugs Bunny, lives in holes.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Adirondack Trout, pt. 2

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager continue a discussion about trout biology and habitat in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Ants

Ants may be small, but they are rather sophisticated and even "diabolical," as Martha Foley puts it, when she and Dr. Curt Stager take on ants.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Chipmunks

Curt Stager talks with Martha Foley about the chipmunks that live around his home, and he explains how to have them eating out of your hand.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Deer Adaptation

Over the next few months fawns will be born. What adaptations do they have to survive and how long do they stay with their mother.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Primates

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

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