May 20, 2022

Pulse of the Peeper

Scientists suspect that amphibian populations are on the decline worldwide.

May 19, 2022

Frog Watch

Monitoring amphibian populations by listening to them.

May 17, 2022

Long Term Sperm and Suspended Animation

How are Garter Snakes able to survive 8 months of hibernation with only minor weight loss?

May 16, 2022

Garter Snakes: A Matter of Choice

When it comes to Garter Snakes’ spring mating rites, males compete and females chose.

May 13, 2022

Garter Snakes: Mating Balls

Thousands of male garter snakes are out of hibernation and ready to woo females with romantic chin rubbing and other slithery tricks.

May 12, 2022

Highland Cattle

How does a breed of Scottish Highland cattle fare in Westchester county, New York?

May 11, 2022

Shetland Sheep

It’s lambing season for Shetland Sheep.

May 10, 2022

Imprinting

How infant farm animals respond to the presence of humans will affect them for the rest of their lives.

May 9, 2022

Breeding Rare Domestic Animals

On an New York farm, rare breeds of livestock represent a kind of insurance policy for the future.

April 29, 2022

Beavers in the Spring

Where’s the beaver? This week, chances are he’s out working on his dam.

April 26, 2022

Sperm Whales – Breeding

How did Moby Dick make babies? Check out the Indian Ocean this week to find out.

April 25, 2022

Hawks – Migration

If you’re in New Jersey this week, look to the skies!

April 19, 2022

Manatees – Gentle Giants

They have no enemies – except for people in boats.

April 18, 2022

Manatees – Potato Sirens

What’s got the face of a walrus, the tail of a beaver, and a body that resembles an enormous potato?

April 15, 2022

Amphibian Crossing

Why did the toad cross the road? Turns out he had a very compelling reason.

April 12, 2022

Manatees – Molars and More

If they’re napping, they can come to the surface and breathe without waking up, just by loosening the muscles that expands the air in their lungs.

April 11, 2022

Manatees – Keeping Safe

The over-pumping of Florida’s aquifers may endanger the manatee’s future.

April 8, 2022

Manatee Migration

The power plants along the Florida shore have changed the manatee’s migration pattern, both helping these endangered animals and hindering them.

April 6, 2022

The Future of Kenya’s Wildlife Parks

In memory of famed conservationist Richard Leakey… In a 1989 interview with Jim, Leakey predicts there will fences around wildlife parks.

April 5, 2022

Humans and Wildlife – Who’s Protecting Who?

Remembering conservationist Richard Leakey: If you farm near a wildlife park, what’s to prevent a buffalo from trampling your crops?

March 28, 2022

Mystery Sound

Is it a bird?

March 25, 2022

Champion Deep Divers

They can dive continuously to depths of up to one mile!

March 24, 2022

Bullies on the Beach

What’s 16 feet long, weighs up to two tons and monopolizes the sands of Ano Nuevo every year?

March 15, 2022

Sandhill Cranes – Captive Breeding

Keeping rare birds home on the range.

March 14, 2022

Mississippi’s Sandhill Cranes

Up close with one of the rarest bird populations in North America.

March 8, 2022

Super Organism

Individuals members of an ant colony are like cells in a body – each performing a specialized task.

February 24, 2022

The Inventors of Chemical Warfare

Ants fight, raid their enemies’ colonies, and even use chemical weapons.

February 22, 2022

E.O. Wilson – Ant Communication

A variety of chemical exchanges enable ants to navigate their world and coordinate their activities.

February 18, 2022

E.O. Wilson – Chemical Signals

Chemical secretions bring a new meaning to the science of insect communication.

February 17, 2022

E.O.Wilson – Consider the Lily Pond

A riddle poses a serious question about the future of life on earth.

February 11, 2022

A Drop in the Bucket

It’s sugaring time in the northeast woods of the US.

February 10, 2022

Snoozing Through Birth

For bears in hibernation, giving birth and nursing newborns is a slumberous activity.

February 9, 2022

Like a Waking Sleep

Bears have unique mechanisms for self-preservation during their months of hibernation.

February 8, 2022

Scat, Hair and Other Signs

Grizzly bear tracking usually involves splitting a few hairs.

February 4, 2022

Tracking Grizzlies

Are Grizzly bears returning to the mountains of Montana?