May 31, 2019

Room with a Hawkeye View

A pair of Red Tailed hawks found rent free accommodation on a New York City high rise.

May 30, 2019

The Unwelcome Bird

Once an endangered species, Giant Canada geese have become unpopular urban neighbors.

May 29, 2019

The Neck Dip

The carefully timed spring dating rituals of Canada Geese.

May 28, 2019

The Raucous Sounds of Spring

Canada Geese provide their own springtime cacophony.

May 27, 2019

Pulse of the Amphibian

Scientists suspect that amphibian populations are on the decline worldwide.

May 24, 2019

Frog Watch

Monitoring amphibian populations by listening to them.

May 23, 2019

Get Stuffed

It’s a tough life for male paper wasps.

May 22, 2019

A Good Strategy for Wasps

Usurpers, foundresses, abandoned nests – welcome to the world of the paper wasp.

May 21, 2019

Firewalking

On St. Constantine’s Day, worshippers walk across hot coals. How do they do it?

May 20, 2019

Reindeer Wend their Way Home

Reindeer are faced with the disappearance of their traditional migration routes.

May 17, 2019

Evolution of a Holiday

In colonial times, fears of a slave revolt caused a popular celebration to be outlawed.

May 16, 2019

The Power of Celebration

For African slaves in the Hudson Valley, the colonial Pinkster celebration offered a rare opportunity for reuniting with family and friends.

May 15, 2019

The Slave King

During the week-long Pinskter celebration in colonial times, Angolan King Charles assumed his royal status.

May 14, 2019

Hambone

Banned from playing drums, African slaves found other ways of performing traditional rhythms.

May 13, 2019

Pinkster

What was once a Dutch celebration of Pentecost passed into the hands of African slaves.

May 10, 2019

Stealing Hearts With Stolen Songs

Courting a female lyrebird with a repertoire of purloined calls.

May 9, 2019

Animal Migrations Meet Cities

Wildlife and urban life are colliding near Kenya’s largest city.

May 8, 2019

Cormorant Fishing Season

Forget lures, lines and bait. How about a trained bird that catches fish for you?

May 7, 2019

A German – Native American Musical Hybrid

The Waila music of the Tohono O’odham Native Americans in southern Arizona sounds surprisingly like polkas, and there’s a good reason why.

May 6, 2019

Dawn Chorus Day

It’s a day to celebrate birds’ remarkable singing and listening abilities.

May 3, 2019

Waila – A Party With Deep Roots

When the Tohono O’odham Native Americans dance to Waila, their traditional social music, the party lasts all night.

May 2, 2019

Waila – the Desert People Celebrate

The Tohono O’odham Native Americans of southern Arizona believe that everything in the desert – humans, animals and plants – must be treated with reverence.

May 1, 2019

Cueva De Villa Luz: Extreme Cave

Snot-tites and sulfur. Could this be a preview of what Mars is like?