September 30, 2002

Listener Initiative

Our listeners are invited to share their seasonal observances on our new toll-free number, 1-877-PULSE99.

September 27, 2002

Damselfish: Gone Fishing?

Monitoring damselfish populations in Barbados will help scientists around the world better manage fish reserves.

September 26, 2002

Dirt-Eating Parrots: Health

The eating habits of parrots may provide a solution to one of the world’s most urgent health problems

September 25, 2002

Dirt-Eating Parrots: Humans

People in many parts of the world eat clay on a regular basis. It may sound strange, but scientists say it’s healthy.

September 24, 2002

Dirt-Eating Parrots

Some parrots have an unusual dietary habit that may be keeping them alive –they eat clay.

September 23, 2002

Mushrooms: Forest

To find a mushroom, you sometimes need to know the tree it’s likely to be growing on.

September 20, 2002

Knitting: Dyed in the Wool

Many natural materials can be used to dye or stain a sock.

September 19, 2002

Knitting: Machine

For the past twenty-five years, a pair of sisters have been making wool socks- from sheep to finished product.

September 18, 2002

Cowbirds: Learning

How can a bird raised by other species come to recognize its own kind?

September 17, 2002

Zozobra: Renewal

For many, Santa Fe’s annual burning of an enormous marionette called Zozobra, is a symbol of renewal and hope.

September 16, 2002

Zozobra: Then & Now

Every year, the city of Santa Fe burns its gloom and sorrows in effigy.

September 13, 2002

Cowbirds: Parasites

All cowbirds are raised as orphans, and parenting a young cowbird is no easy task.

September 12, 2002

Finch: Song Change

On the Galapagos Islands, a scientist is trying to find out some of the secrets behind the dynamics of bird song.

September 11, 2002

Sacred Life

All of life is sacred. Some reflections from Native Americans remind us of our connection to the natural world.

September 10, 2002

Mushrooms: Culture

Not all societies look upon mushrooms kindly.

September 9, 2002

Damselfish: A Devoted Husband

A male damselfish must be diligent nester to hold on to his mate.

September 6, 2002

Tashlicht: Water and Song

The ceremony of Tashlicht expresses personal movement and the flow of one’s deeds.

September 5, 2002

Tashlicht: Overview

Throwing bread into moving water is a symbolic practice on the first day of the Jewish New Year.

September 4, 2002

Mushrooms: Tree Host

When foraging for wild mushrooms, it helps to know your tree types.

September 3, 2002

Cowbirds: Introduction

How do young cowbirds recognize members of their own species when they’re not reared among them?

September 2, 2002

Damselfish: Location, Location, Location

Damselfish are a discerning lot when it comes to selecting a “home”.