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Caption: Monarchs in flight., Credit: Sonia Altizer
Scientists have identified the genetic underpinnings of monarch butterfly migration.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: A Scaled Quail takes up residence in the oasis, Credit: Carolyn Ohl-Johnson
A birder knows the lure of water. And Carolyn Ohl* dug and dammed Southwest Texas desert to make an oasis, especially for hummingbirds. She lives n...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, KWMR, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 3
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THIS WEEK: Splitting the Clapper Rail; bird feeding help for condo owners; a swimming songbird; and, are you out there, Saskatchewan?

  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
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THIS WEEK: Is it a bird…or a cowboy boot? Help is on the way for the Wood Thrush, but will it arrive in time? And we answer a listener's question a...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: Bumblebee at Work, Credit: Mike Hally
An investigation into the declining numbers of bumblebees in the United Kingdom and the efforts being made by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to p...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 27:59
Caption: (A) Overview of a nest. Individual brood cells are separated by thin walls of soil material. (B) The nest is closed by a vestibular cell filled with dead ants. (C) Contents of a vestibular cell. (D) Female bone-house wasp. , Credit: Merten Ehmig (A, B), Michael Staab (C, D).
Bone house wasps place dead ants in their nests to ward off predators and parasites.

  • Added: Jul 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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With so many herbal products and supplements on the market, it’s easy to be confused and overwhelmed. Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered D...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bees, Bugs, and Pesticides, Credit: Andreas via Flickr.
On the June edition of Northern Gardening, your hosts Joan Farnam and Diane Booth will be talking about bees, bugs and pesticides! They talked with...

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:21
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Palila eating mamane., Credit: HarmonyonPlanetEarth/Flickr
A Hawaiian bird faces extinction because its favorite food is threatened.

  • Added: Feb 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Cedar waxwings are attracted to suburban habitats. , Credit: Susanne Bard
According to a long-term study, the suburbs may actually be good for bird diversity.

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Jan 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tobacco Hornworm, Credit: Daniel Schwen/Wikipedia
A tobacco-eating caterpillar creates the equivalent of smoker's breath to scare off predators.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: California Condor with chick. , Credit: Joseph Brandt/Pacific Southwest Region U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Captive-bred California Condors lack role models to show them how to survive in the wild. But wildlife biologists are there to help them navigate t...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2013
  • Length: 01:00
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Ants may become a hot commodity in drug addiction studies.

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Dec 06, 2013
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A Chicagoan deals with an interesting beach situation and Londoners deal with a growing population of parakeets.

  • Added: Sep 26, 2013
  • Length: 23:07
Caption: Oakland residents tend to a backyard garden as part of the annual Throw Down for the Town service festival. , Credit: the Ella Baker Center. Photo by David Hanks.
In this episode we learn how advances in urban agriculture are providing new access to fresh food. First, how hundreds of tons of fishbones are cle...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2013
  • Length: 18:33
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They’re small, fast and can be a big help to gardeners. In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Community Ra...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 22, 2013
  • Length: 06:36
  • Purchases: 1
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This year’s outbreak of the West Nile virus is breaking records, with over 1500 cases reported so far. One researcher believes that decreasing the ...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 02:32
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One key to curtailing the West Nile virus? Birds.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Janisse Ray
Across the country, a renaissance of local food, local farming and place based culinary traditions is taking hold. Yet, something small, critically...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2012
  • Length: 28:57
Caption: Foxglove photographed in Bestwood Country Park, Nottinghamshire., Credit: Image courtesy of Flickr user DaveKav.
Before pharmaceuticals existed, all medicines had to come from natural sources—like plants. On this episode, we focus on such remedies.

  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 13:15
Caption: Vegetables!
You've probably heard of 'Meatless Monday,' but have you tried it? The idea of 'Meatless Monday' goes back to World War I, as a way to conserve re...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2011
  • Length: 03:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Agrilus planipennis , Credit: jlucier/Flickr
There have been mysterious purple boxes popping up in trees along roadsides and throughout forests. Charlie Nardozzi has some silly ideas about wha...

Bought by WMNR and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
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One of the most interesting and different flowers in the woods is the Jack-in-the-pulpit. Jack has some interesting adaptations and secrets. WTIPs ...

Bought by KSRQ and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Jun 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:03
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A Mosquito Up Close, Credit: gravitywave/Flickr
In this episode, Charlie Nardozzi debunks mosquito myths and shares some advice for coping with mosquitoes without harming the environment.

Bought by WMNR and WMNR


  • Added: Jun 13, 2011
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Pollen Grains, Credit: John Goode
Why are more and more people suffering from allergies? Would you believe that there are more pollens in the air than ever before in history? Charl...

Bought by WMNR and WMNR


  • Added: May 31, 2011
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2