March 29, 2019

Lock up the Priests, Don the Goat Hair

Northern Bulgaria’s traditional fertility festival heralds the coming of spring.

March 28, 2019

Bald Eagles Nest

It’s the nesting season of our national symbol, the bald eagle.

March 27, 2019

Nature’s Sweet Treat

Red Squirrels may be nature’s original harvesters of Maple sugar.

March 26, 2019

A Most Flamboyant Display

Part of the ritual of witnessing the mating rites of prairie chickens is waking up before sunrise and finding the right location – in total darkness.

March 25, 2019

The Great Leveler

In India, Holi heralds the coming of spring with color, mayhem and a sense of cultural solidarity.

March 22, 2019

Wild Turkeys

It’s mating season for a uniquely American bird that’s been brought back from the brink of extinction.

March 21, 2019

Demons and Bonfires

Demons, bonfires and a day of playful anarchy. It all adds us to India’s most colorful holiday.

March 20, 2019

Persian New Year’s

Noruz means “new day” and it’s celebrated with new clothes, gift-giving and bonfires.

March 19, 2019

The Amazing Sage Grouse

The strange sounds of the male Sage Grouse are matched only by their equally unusual reproductive behavior.

March 18, 2019

Grafting Season

For apple tree growers, there’s a brief period of time between winter and spring upon which their whole future crop depends.

March 15, 2019

Cloning Apples the Old Fashioned Way

For some farmers, it’s the best way to ensure that their favorite crops come back year after year.

March 14, 2019

The Human Side of Natural Selection

Long before biotechnology, farmers have sought ways to bring predictability to their ever-changing crops.

March 13, 2019

Drawing Water From a Sacred Well

At the conclusion of the Omizutori Festival in Japan, showers of glowing embers rain down on spectators.

March 12, 2019

Sugaring Time

From sugar to syrup to spirits, maple has a rich history in the Northeast.

March 11, 2019

Mystery of Maple Syrup

Sap is flowing in sugar maple trees, if we only knew why. A program from our archives!

March 8, 2019

Tickling Society

In the rural Cajun communities of south Louisiana, Mardi Gras is organized mayhem.

March 7, 2019

As Long as There’s Been an Earth..

Basile, Louisiana has its own unique Mardi Gras song.

March 6, 2019

Donnez-moi Un Petit Sou

In the bayous of Louisiana, costumed revelers beg for food and money from their neighbors, to support a communal gumbo.

March 5, 2019

The Biggest Day

“Forget about your job, your worries, your bills..”

March 4, 2019

Feast Before Fast

The roots of Mardi Gras run deeper than Christianity.

March 1, 2019

Trumpeter Swans

In this archival program, efforts to save Trumpeter Swans by redistributing them.