May 31, 2000

Sonoran Desert: Plants

The plants of the Sonoran desert in Arizona can serve as food and as medicine. The prickly pear cactus can even draw the venom out of a snake bite.

May 30, 2000

Fly Fishing: Skills

If you can cast a weightless fly to a very precise location, you’ve mastered one of the many skills of fly fishing.

May 29, 2000

Fly Fishing: History

Fly fishing is now popular at all levels of society, but the sport started 500 years ago as a pastime for wealthy aristocrats.

May 26, 2000

Smell: Digital

A new device that you can attach to your computer will allow you to program smells to puff out into the room or e-mail to friends.

May 25, 2000

Smell: Reproduction

The history of smell reproduction has had both remarkable failures, like “Smell-O-Vision” in movie theatres, and striking successes, such as the ubiquitous perfume advertising strips.

May 24, 2000

Smell: Underestimate

Human beings tend to underestimate their sense of smell, but experts say our sense of smell is more highly developed — and more important — than we think.

May 23, 2000

Smell: How

Human beings have more genes devoted to the sense of smell than to vision. A leading expert explains this and other little-known facts about the sense of smell.

May 22, 2000

Smell: Primary

Throughout the animal kingdom, smell is the most important of all the senses, playing a critical role in eating, breeding and territorial behavior.

May 19, 2000

CANADA GEESE- Sounds of Spring

Canada Geese provide their own raucous sounds of spring.

May 18, 2000

Sandmining: Danger

The sand mined in Cow Bay, Long Island was used in the concrete of many New York skyscrapers. It was dangerous work for the Sardinian immigrants who worked in the mines.

May 17, 2000

Cattle: Year

It’s branding time on a New Mexico cattle ranch, but when you’re raising and selling thousands of head of cattle, there’s work to be done all year long.

May 16, 2000

Cattle: Life

The life of a New Mexico cattle rancher is a constant cycle of breeding, branding and mending fences. Carlos Cornay wouldn’t have it any other way.

May 15, 2000

Cattle: Branding

May is a busy month at a cattle ranch in New Mexico. It’s branding time, and all the friends and family lend a hand.

May 12, 2000

Georgia: Snapshot

A Georgia wildlife expert demonstrates that there’s no “typical” spring morning. What you see and hear in at any given moment is just a snapshot of a constantly changing world.

May 11, 2000

Georgia: Transition

We think of spring as a time of rebirth and beginnings. But on a walk with a Georgia wildlife expert , it’s clear that spring is also a time of endings.

May 10, 2000

Georgia: Appointment with Nature

Everything you notice in the natural world can point you toward another change happening at the same time of year. Think of it as keeping your appointments with nature. John Hawkins recorded the bird sound as part of interview.

May 9, 2000

Georgia: Change

A morning walk in the rolling hills of northern Georgia takes place amid an ever-changing soundscape.

May 8, 2000

Storks – Homing

Pairs of white storks amaze Hungarians by returning year after year to nest in the exact same spot.

May 5, 2000

Storks – Voices

Baby storks have a cry remarkably like human babies, but adult storks clatter their bills instead of calling.

May 4, 2000

Storks – Legend

The white stork is a revered creature in Hungary, a central figure in fable and folklore.

May 3, 2000

Bluebonnets and White Bass

If you want to cast your reel for white bass, there’s no better place than Lake Buchanan, Texas, and no better time than now. For one Pulse of the Planet listener, it’s a family ritual.

May 2, 2000

Morris Dancing: Tradition

The people who participate in Morris dancing at spring festivalas across the U.S. are following a centuries-old traidtion of Enlgish folk dancing., with very specific rituals and traditions.

May 1, 2000

Morris Dancing: Intro

May day is a wonderful tim to witness Morris dancing, an old English folk form tha t is thriving on both sides of the Atlantic.